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Popular Auckland bar close contact place of interest

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A popular bar in central Auckland has been named a ‘close contact’ Covid-19 hotspot.

People who were at Danny Doolan’s home in Auckland’s Quay Street between 11:53 p.m. Wednesday February 9 and 2 a.m. the next day have been asked to self-isolate and get tested immediately.

Customers who were at the Pog Mahones Irish Pub & Restaurant in Queenstown are also being asked to self-isolate and get tested. The time of interest is between 12:45 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. on Monday, February 7.

Customers at cafes at Skyline Rotorua and McDonald’s Queenstown have also been named as close contact locations of interest.

Full details of times and places of interest can be found on the Department of Health website.

It comes as there were 744 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand on Tuesday.

The cases are in Northland (43), Auckland (535), Waikato (69), Bay of Plenty (8), Lakes (10), Hawke’s Bay (1), MidCentral (6), Taranaki (2), Tairāwhiti ( 7), Wairarapa (1), Capital and Coast (5), Hutt Valley (1), Nelson Marlborough (9), Canterbury (9) and Southern (30).

Forty people are hospitalized with the virus. No one is in an intensive care or high dependency unit.