Christchurch KFC and BP petrol station new Covid-19 places of interest

A KFC restaurant at 258 Colombo St in Sydenham was added as a place of interest on the ministry's website on Thursday afternoon.  (File photo).

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A KFC restaurant at 258 Colombo St in Sydenham was added as a place of interest on the ministry’s website on Thursday afternoon. (File photo).

A KFC restaurant and BP gas station in Christchurch have been identified as new places of interest for Covid-19, the Department of Health said.

The KFC at 258 Colombo St in Sydenham was added as a place of interest on the ministry’s website on Thursday afternoon, with worrying times between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The BP Connect garage at 661Russley Rd in Harewood was also identified as a new place of interest on Thursday evening, between 6 p.m. and 6.15 p.m. also on Sunday.

Anyone present at either site during these times is encouraged to monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid-19 for 10 days after potential exposure.

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“If symptoms develop, get tested and stay home until you get a negative test result,” the ministry said.

It is not yet clear which case the location relates to.

However, a spokeswoman for the ministry confirmed that he was linked to a previously announced case and that he visited Christchurch before being confirmed as a case.

“The case is still under investigation, so other places of interest may be added,” she said.

A restaurant manager said Thing As of Thursday afternoon, they were unaware that it had been listed as a place of interest and that they had not been informed by the ministry.

A new case of Covid-19 was detected in Canterbury on Sunday.

This case, treated as a border case, is a child who was isolating himself at home with his family.

The ministry said the child traveled from Auckland to Christchurch on November 25 on Air NZ flight NZ 8475, arriving in Christchurch at 10:50 a.m.

The child traveled from London to Doha on November 16 and from Doha to Auckland on November 18.

They left managed isolation last week and tested positive in their day 9 test while in home quarantine.

Anyone considered a potential contact for Sunday’s case will be contacted directly, the ministry previously said.


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