Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Extra red flight from Australia as transtasman bubble pause extended

A third “red flight” will be offered to New Zealanders stuck in emergency situations in Australia. It comes as the transtasman bubble pause has been extended for a further eight weeks, meaning quarantine-free travel between the two countries won’t be reinstated until at least mid-November. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson did not specify a date for the third red flight,

» Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Positive case at Mongrel Mob pad after patient discharged herself from Middlemore Hospital before test result

Mongrel Mob members in Auckland are isolating after a young woman discharged herself from Middlemore Hospital and went home to the gang’s pad where she lives while waiting for a Covid-19 test result . The woman entered the hospital’s emergency department on Thursday with a health issue unrelated to Covid-19, and her answers to screening questions indicated she had no

» Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Middlemore Hospital not unique in lacking isolation space for patients awaiting Covid test results

A lack of isolation facilities in hospitals means it’s a “reality” patients awaiting Covid tests will sometimes be put in a ward with other patients, a Nurse’s Union representative says. This week one of Auckland’s main hospitals has been at the centre of two Covid scares – most recently after a patient walked out of the hospital before her Covid

» Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Crowne Plaza vaccination clinic among new locations linked to mystery cases

Mystery Covid cases not linked to the current outbreak have led to health officials releasing several locations of interest as part of their investigations. One of the new locations is the vaccination clinic at the Crowne Plaza, in the Auckland CBD, which is linked to a positive case on Monday, August 23, between 4.30pm and 7pm. Director general of health

» Read more

Covid-19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: 29 staff at Middlemore Hospital stood down as close contacts

Middlemore Hospital staff made the decision to leave a man – who later tested positive to Covid – alongside other patients while waiting for his test results to come back, the Health Minister has revealed. There are now fears the man may have spread the virus at the hospital as 29 doctors, nurses and staff considered his close contacts have

» Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Infected Middlemore Hospital patient – son’s fury after father shared room

COVID LATEST:* Hospital patient has Covid; expert expects alert level shift outside Auckland* Derek Cheng: Why the case for level 2 is strong, and for 2.5 is even stronger* Interactive: Predicting Delta’s spread with NZ’s ‘super model’* MIQ breaches include staff not wearing masks appropriately* Derek Cheng: The vaccination is finally going gangbusters – but for how long?* ‘We’re ready’:

» Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Church cluster – elders among positive cases, community rallying

Several elders are among those to have contracted Covid as part of the church cluster now dominating the community outbreak. Members of the South Auckland and wider Pasifika and Samoan communities are rallying to support people who were at the August 15 service that was attended by a person or persons who latest tested positive for Covid. Dr Ashley Bloomfield

» Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta cases: Lockdown in place, long queues at testing centres

An unvaccinated Devonport tradesman, an Auckland City Hospital nurse and other household contacts are among five positive cases of the highly infectious Delta variant confirmed in our biggest city. Contact tracers and ESR experts are racing to confirm the extent of community transmission after the community cases were identified yesterday, plunging the country into lockdown. Auckland City Hospital has taken

» Read more
1 2