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Two cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Wellington, with a link to the BOP music festival

People who attended the Mount Maunganui Music Festival have been asked to get tested for Covid-19.  (File photo)

KEVIN STENT / Stuff

People who attended the Mount Maunganui Music Festival have been asked to get tested for Covid-19. (File photo)

Two new cases of Covid-19 in Wellington were confirmed today.

The Department of Health said both cases are linked to a recent trip to the Bay of Plenty and a number of places of interest in Wellington and include a possible link of a case to a Drum & Bass festival January 3 in Tauranga.

Anyone who has been in the area for the festival is advised to get tested as soon as possible and self-isolate at home until they test negative.

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The case was deemed unlikely to be in their contagious period during the festival, but attendees were urged to be tested out of caution.

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“This precautionary approach is taken due to the large number of people present. We note that the festival was held in accordance with the rules for outdoor events as part of Covid protection, including the use of vaccine passes for entry, ”the ministry statement read. .

One of Wellington’s cases today was in a large household in the Bay of Plenty, and testing of their close contacts is being coordinated today.

The ministry said a full update on other cases in the country would be provided in the next update around 1 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday evening, seven Wellington sites were added as places of interest.

They were Aro Valley Mini Mart (Thursday January 6, 1:20 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.), The Warehouse Te Aro (Wednesday January 5, 7:26 p.m. to 7:46 p.m.), Cosmic Vape & Coffee on Cuba St (Thursday January 6, 12:59 p.m.). p.m.-1:01 p.m.), Bargain Chemist Manners (Thursday Jan.6, 12.55 p.m. -12.57 p.m.), Countdown Newtown, (Tuesday Jan.4, 2:08 p.m.-2:23 p.m.), Unichem Cuba Mall Pharmacy, (Thursday Jan.6, 1:03 p.m.-1:05 p.m.), Countdown Newtown (Wednesday January 5, 6:54 p.m. – 7:09 p.m.)