Person identified as contact of NSW Covid-19 case put into managed isolation in Christchurch

A person identified as a close contact of a New South Wales Covid-19 community case has been put into a managed isolation facility in Christchurch.

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The Ministry of Health says the person was identified by NSW health authorities as a contact of a the case.

"This person attended a location of interest at the same time as one of the two positive cases recently identified in Sydney," the Ministry said in a statement this afternoon.

"The contact is being tested for Covid-19 and the results will be available by tomorrow.

"The person is not symptomatic and local public health staff say they have cooperated fully with all requests."

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The Ministry of Health also confirmed the pause in quarantine-free travel between NSW and New Zealand remains in place.

"As of this afternoon, no new locally acquired cases have been identified in NSW since the two cases were identified earlier this week. There is no further information on the epidemiological link between the community cases and the border case to whom they are genomically linked.

"As a precautionary measure, Quarantine Free Travel from  NSW to New Zealand was paused from 11:59pm last night and this pause remains in place," the Ministry says.

A further update on the NSW travel pause will be released by the Ministry of Health tomorrow.

Information about locations of interest visited by the Covid-19 cases is available on the NSW health website.

Anyone in New Zealand who has been at any of the locations of interest at the specified times should contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, immediately self-isolate and be tested.