Health Minister Chris Hipkins says the infected person who went to a North Shore pub on Friday was exposed to Covid-19 on the same day, making the risk of infection to patrons low.
People who visited The Malt pub in Greenhithe on 16 October are being asked to self-isolate and get tested after it was confirmed an unknowingly infected person went there.
The person became infectious after coming into casual contact with a port worker who tested positive for Covid-19 at the weekend.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) issued the notice as it tries to establish the person’s movements while they were infectious.
The person was in the Malt pub from 7.30pm until 10pm. They are one of the cases announced by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
An ARPHS spokesperson said a few close contacts in the pub had already been identified and were being contacted. The pub’s staff are also getting tested and three are self-isolating.
Most people in the pub would be considered casual contacts, but are urged to get tested as soon as possible.
Chris Hipkins stated that the Ministry of Health is contacting people who were at the pub on Friday night as quickly as possible through the Covid Tracer app.
“That is working exactly as we’d anticipate,” he said.
“In terms of alert levels, we’re not seeing information at this point that would suggest a change to alert levels, but obviously Covid-19 is a tricky virus, it can spread very quickly so we are monitoring it very, very closely.”