22 Oct 2020

Covid-19: Pub patrons urged to get tested

From Morning Report, 6:37 am on 22 October 2020

Aucklanders who were at a packed North Shore pub on Friday night are being told to stay home, and get a Covid-19 test as soon as possible.

It has emerged that a person who's one of the two new community cases visited the pub the Malt pub in Greenhithe between half past 7.30pm and 10pm on Friday evening while they were unknowingly infectious.

Both are colleagues of the port worker who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

Health officials are urging anyone who was at the Malt on Friday night to immediately self-isolate, get tested and stay in isolation until they receive a negative result.

People living in the same house as those who were at the pub don't need to stay home, or get tested unless someone becomes sick.

A pop-up community testing centre will be set up in the Greenhithe area today.