One new COVID-19 case in Christchurch

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 18, 2021 |

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Christchurch.

This case is a household contact of the first case reported yesterday.

The Ministry continues to urge people in Canterbury to check the Ministry’s locations of interest page, for details about any locations if, and when, they are identified.

The Ministry also continues to advise passengers on flight NZ1295 from Auckland to Christchurch on Saturday 13 November to get a test today, if they haven’t already, and monitor for symptoms for the next 10 days, following the two current Christchurch cases travelling on the flight prior to testing positive.

Meanwhile, additional capacity has been added to current community testing centres in Orchard Road and Pages Road in Christchurch – both are open 7 days a week. Details are available on the Canterbury DHB website.

People can check if their GP can provide COVID-19 testing by calling them or via the Healthpoint website. There’s also plenty of capacity at all vaccination clinics in Canterbury.

The Drive Through Vaccination Clinic in Addington is open until 7.30pm every weeknight, and there’s a pop-up vaccination event in the car park at New World in Ferry Road today and tomorrow from midday until 6.30pm.

Yesterday in Canterbury there were 1,641 community tests processed and 2,919 vaccinations given.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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