Exposure update: border-related Omicron case

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 2 previously reported cases have the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health can confirm the whole genome sequencing of the previously reported worker at Auckland Airport and the MIQ worker’s household contact, who both tested positive yesterday, is of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

As a result, the Ministry has published a location of interest on its website (external link).

Any further locations of interest will be added to the Ministry of Health’s website if necessary.

We are taking a prudent approach and encouraging all Aucklanders to check the locations of interest (external link)regularly and follow the advice provided. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please get a test immediately and if you were at any of these venues contact Healthline 0800 358 5453.

A further update will be provided in the Ministry’s 1pm COVID-19 media release.