22 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Positive case is 'very low risk' - Napier mayor

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 22 October 2021

Covid-19 could be slipping south of Waikato, as Kmart in Napier gets added to the list of locations of interest.

A case reported yesterday has been deemed infectious while they travelled between Hawke's Bay and Waikato last Friday, later testing positive back in Te Awamutu.

There are two close contacts so far: one who lives in Napier and another who lives in Wairoa, but was in Napier the same day as the positive case.

Both close contacts have tested negative but will have a day 12 test.

Napier City Mayor Kirsten Wise spoke to Susie Ferguson.