October 22 2021
New Zealand will transfer to a brand new “site visitors gentle” system to handle Covid-19 when District Well being Boards have 90 per cent of its eligible inhabitants vaccinated.
Two Covid instances have been confirmed in Northland right this moment.
The constructive check outcomes got here right this moment, Northland District Well being Board confirmed.
There’s a third suspect case at Parua Bay in Whangārei.
“Areas of curiosity are at the moment being decided however whānau between Kaikohe and Kaitaia are being urged to get examined.”
Ngāti Hine Well being Belief CEO Geoff Milner reiterated the urgency for Māori to get vaccinated.
“We have had the calm earlier than the storm, the door has now opened – and it is right here. Ngāti Hine Well being Belief can be working arduous to play its half, however we want everyone on board to minimise the hits… it is not too late for our whānau to get vaccinated now.”
The 2 new instances follows a Whangārei Heads tavern confirming an worker’s member of the family had examined constructive.
A publish on the Parua Bay Tavern Fb web page confirmed that they had acquired details about the employee’s member of the family returning a constructive outcome.
It has not been confirmed whether or not the member of the family is predicated in Northland and the Parua Bay Tavern has not been added as a location of curiosity to the Ministry of Well being’s (MOH) web site.
“As a precaution, the Tavern can be closed whereas the enterprise follows all MOH tips.”
The publish continued, stating that each one workers had been isolating and present process Covid exams.
“I am sorry I can not give any extra data presently till we get our outcomes. Thanks in your superb help.”
The scare comes three days after the area took a step nearer to normality following a snap lockdown on October 8.
Northland solely entered alert degree 2 on Tuesday at 11.59pm after everybody was taken abruptly on October 8 when the Authorities introduced the area would enter alert degree 3 that very same night.
It got here after two feminine travellers crossed the border from Auckland, allegedly utilizing falsified paperwork, and toured the area throughout which one of many ladies returned a constructive Covid check whereas in Whangārei.
The Advocate has requested the Northland District Well being Board and Authorities officers for extra particulars about right this moment’s potential case.