Four cases in MIQ, travel bubble remains open with New South Wales

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, the Ministry of Health reported in a statement.

There are four cases in managed isolation. They are from travellers who have recently returned from Philippines, India, Afghanistan and the USA.

Meanwhile, quarantine free travel is set to continue with New South Wales. This is despite two new cases of Covid-19 being reported in Sydney yesterday, both connected to the busy Westfield Bondi Junction mall, which is popular with locals and New Zealand visitors. The two new cases take New South Wales’ recent community cases to six.

“New Zealand health officials have determined that, at this time, the COVID-19 public health risk to New Zealand remains low,” the statement reads.

“Last night the Ministry of Health updated its advice for anyone in New Zealand who was at the Westfield Bondi Junction mall in Sydney last weekend.

“Anyone in New Zealand at the Westfield Bondi Junction mall (including the car park) in Sydney’s Bondi Junction on Saturday 12 June between 11am to 12pm or Sunday 13 June between 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 4:30pm should get tested immediately.

“They must also contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and stay at home until they get a negative test result. They are also advised to continue to monitor for symptoms and if any develop, get tested again.

“This follows a decision by New South Wales public health officials last night to classify the entire Westfield Bondi Junction mall and its car park as a location of interest, not just the particular shops earlier identified. It follows a case last week involving a very fleeting contact with another case at the busy mall.

“Information about all the locations of interest visited by the cases is available on the New South Wales health website:
People who have been in Sydney are urged to check this website as there are new locations of interest, including trains and bus routes. Please check for the relevant dates and times; and follow health advice.”