New positive community case


There is a new community case of Covid 19, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

In a statement, it says the person is considered a casual plus contact who had been advised to self-isolate and get tested.

“We are working actively with Auckland Regional Public Health staff on next steps,” the ministry says.

Papatoetoe High School has confirmed it is one of their students.

On its Facebook page, the school says the student has not been at school this week.

“We will begin re-testing of staff and students before they leave school this afternoon.”

The school says more information will be emailed this afternoon around additional testing of households.

Meanwhile, Auckland has joined the rest of New Zealand and is now at alert level 1.

However, face coverings are mandatory on public transport at levels 1 and 2.