23 Aug 2020

Bus trips taken by infectious Covid-19 cases in Auckland identified

6:37 pm on 23 August 2020

A number of further bus journeys taken by two infectious Covid-19 cases in Auckland have been identified.

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File image. Photo: RNZ / Todd Niall

The case linked to the Auckland cluster took the 670 bus on 10 August along a route through Mt Roskill to Otahuhu and then later between Otahuhu and Avondale.

The St Lukes worker also took buses on three days after alert level 3 on 14, 15 and 17 August, travelling the same bus 22 route between Symonds St and St Lukes.

Both cases also took the 22-N on 12 August.

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Auckland Regional Public Health Service said 17 fellow passengers counted as close contacts and they were being contacted using their Hop card details.

It was earlier identified by the health service that the people were not travelling together, but one was believed to have picked up the virus from the other.

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