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6.11.2020

People who were at Auckland’s Mezze Bar and a Queen St bottle shop on November 5 are being asked to watch for symptoms after a person who works in the Auckland quarantine facility visited before being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The case, announced this evening, was infectious while in the restaurant on Thursday 5 November for a brunch. Anyone at the Mezze Bar between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on this day is considered a casual contact. They should watch for symptoms, and get tested if they feel unwell.

There are a number of urgent care, GP and community testing centres open over the weekend if anyone has symptoms or is concerned. Please check the Where to Get Tested page on the ARPHS website.

A spokesperson from Auckland Regional Public Health Service says the person dined alone, and no close contacts have been identified at the restaurant.

The case also went to a bottle shop Liquor.Com on Queen St on this day for less than 15 minutes around 1.30 pm. Any people who visited around this time between 1.00pm and 2.00pm are also casual contacts and should watch for symptoms.

The case’s close contacts at home and at work have been identified and are all self-isolating and are in the process of getting tested.

People who scanned the NZ COVID-19 Tracer app at the Mezze Bar or Liquor.Com during these times should receive a notification, confirming they were there around the same time as the case.

Patrons and staff should look out for symptoms of COVID-19 over the next 14 days. If they develop symptoms they should ring Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their GP and be tested.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell, or fever.

For other COVID-19 information in the Auckland region see our dedicated page.

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