1 Sep 2021

Covid-19 updates for 1 September - as it happened

7:06 pm on 1 September 2021

More than two dozen supermarkets and dairies have been added to the locations of interest.

Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says these are places visited by people subsequently who were subsequently identified as Covid-19 cases and they've been added as a precaution.

Anyone who has been to any of these places at the times listed on the website needs to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

The list of supermarkets - which can be found on the Health Ministry's page here - include New World, Pak'nSave and Countdown supermarkets in Manurewa, Sylvia Park, Westgate, Papatoetoe, Three Kings, Mt Roskill, Māngere, Grey Lynn and Ponsonby.

Bloomfield also revealed that there are 75 new community cases today as part of the outbreak, all but one in Auckland. The other case is in Wellington and is a household contact.

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