Covid-19: One new community case in Christchurch, coffee shop added as latest location of interest

Covid-19: One new community case in Christchurch, coffee shop added as latest location of interest

The Coffee Club Spitfire Square on Memorial Ave between 1.12pm and 1.45pm on Wednesday is the latest location of interest linked to the Covid-19 outbreak in Christchurch as of Wednesday. (File photo).

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The Coffee Club Spitfire Square on Memorial Ave between 1.12pm and 1.45pm on Wednesday is the latest location of interest linked to the Covid-19 outbreak in Christchurch as of Wednesday. (File photo).

One new community case of Covid-19, linked to a previously reported case, is being reported in Canterbury on Tuesday.

The new case was added to the Ministry of Health’s official list, while a further four linked cases announced on Tuesday would be added to the official count on Wednesday, the ministry said.

As of Tuesday there were six active cases, two of which were determined to be the Omicron variant on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a Christchurch coffee shop, Coffee Club Spitfire Square, on Memorial Ave near the city’s airport, is the latest location of interest in Christchurch linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Anyone who visited the shop between 1.12pm and 1.45pm on Wednesday is asked to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after being exposed.

At least nine other locations of interest remain on the ministry’s list for Christchurch on Tuesday, including multiple flights labelled as close contact events.

Meanwhile, across New Zealand, 126 new community cases were reported on Tuesday with eight people in hospital with the virus.

The new community cases across the country are in Northland (5), Auckland (84), Waikato (20), Lakes (1), Bay of Plenty (8), Tair?whiti (2), Taranaki (1), Hawke’s Bay (2), Wellington (1), Nelson Marlborough (1), Canterbury (1).

There were 79 new cases at the border, with a total of 876 active cases in the community.


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