A person who has since tested positive for Covid-19 visited two cafes in Tokoroa Thursday October 21.
The two locations are the KK Bakery & Café and The Bakehouse Café, both on Leith Place in Tokoroa. Anyone who visited these two locations between 5.15am-6am on Thursday October 21 is asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after being exposed at these locations of interest.
“If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
Interviews with the COVID-19 positive case who is currently in isolation in Blenheim are ongoing.
A third contact has now returned a negative test.
"This follows the return of negative tests from two earlier contacts yesterday," says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
All three contacts are now isolating and being managed by Nelson Marlborough Health.
"We can also confirm the case who recently travelled to Blenheim had spent the night at a residential address in Tokoroa before flying from Rotorua Airport."
Public Health officials are now investigating whether there are any potential exposure events in the area, associated with this case.
People living in Tokoroa and Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough, in particular, are asked to monitor the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest page, which is regularly updated.
"We are also asking residents in Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman with symptoms – no matter how mild – to please get tested, even if they are vaccinated.
"Testing in the region was available today and tomorrow in Blenheim at Horton Park, off Redwood Street until 5.30pm, in Nelson at the Saxton Field parking area in Suffolk Road in Stoke today and tomorrow until 4pm," says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
"Yesterday, there were 419 tests processed across the region (301 in Marlborough) and 444 vaccinations across the region."
Vaccination is available today and tomorrow by walk-in at the Blenheim, Nelson and Richmond vaccination centres, with details available on the Nelson Marlborough Health website.