Frankton lakefront now Covid location of interest
Two new sites in Queenstown have been added to the Ministry of Health's list of Covid locations of intereest.
Here's the details:
Shotover Jet Queenstown3 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371
Tuesday 11 January
9:45 am - 11:25 am
Frankton Beach Playground (Google maps image above)12 Allan Crescent, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Tuesday 11 January
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Further Covid details released today:
There have been 16 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the community, and 42 cases reported in managed isolation and quarantine facilities (MIQ).
Seven of the community cases are in Auckland, six are in the Lakes District, and one each in Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, and West Coast.
The case in Hawke's Bay was first reported yesterday and added to the tally today.
The West Coast case has been deemed historical.
There are 30 people in hospital with Covid-19. Of these, six are in North Shore, 13 in Auckland, 10 in Middlemore and one in Tauranga.
There are two people in ICU or HDU. They are in Middlemore and Tauranga hospitals.
In the past 24 hours, 8165 tests had been undertaken across the motu, with 3902 of those in Auckland.
More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to more than 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers today began the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations for children.
James Schorfield was among the first five-to-11 year olds to go to a walk-up appointment at the Mt Wellington vaccination centre, where he encountered special guest Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
He said his advice to friends was that the jab was "easier" than expected.
"It only takes like two seconds to get it done and over with," he said.
The children's dose is one third of the adult vaccine's strength, administered with a smaller needle, and it can now be booked online at one of 500 sites, or done at a walk-up clinic if accompanied by a parent.
James' mother Camilla was also able to roll up her sleeves and get a booster today, with online bookings now available for people who got a second dose at least four months ago.
"It's everybody's option to do it or not and I choose to be safe rather than sorry. With people overseas, and my family, getting Covid - there's just no ifs buts or maybes about getting it done," she said.
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