The whole country has been fighting with the current Covid-19 situation. On the other hand, New Zealand was the first country to declare the country free of covid, thanks to tight restrictions on individuals and a strong medical staff. The country complied with all of the relevant protocols to control the further spreading of covid cases. However, after six months, New Zealand uncovered yet another case of covid in Auckland this year in August of 2021.
Discovery of the covid case in Auckland
When the first case was discovered in Auckland after six months, many New Zealand citizens were forced to self-isolate themselves for the greater good of the country. On August 17, 2021, after months of being covid-free, a single case of covid was confirmed in Auckland’s most famous location, Auckland SkyCity.
According to SkyCity’s official website, the person who contracted the virus visited the casino’s main floor between 1:15 and 3 a.m. on August 14, 2021. Despite the strict procedures in place, officials are still uncertain about how the infected acquired the virus.
Self-isolation of people
According to Aukland’s local media, SkyCity Entertainment Group successfully identified roughly 1000 guests and 240 employees on the casino floor of the building simultaneously with the infected person. To avoid the spread of the new covid cases, these people were then expected to isolate themselves and stay in quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of any unsure covid cases.
As the CEO of SkyCity stated to Newsdesk during an interview, “Public Health Authorities have advised that all customers who were on the main gaming floor at the same time are deemed close contacts and are advised to stay at home, watch for symptoms, and get tested.”
Current conditions of SkyCity
Under New Zealand’s lockdown restrictions, SkyCity Auckland is now not operating. The casino and other public and most vulnerable places inside the building are undergoing a thorough cleaning.
The organization said that it would suspend casino and recreational facilities in Auckland along with their other branches in Hamilton, and Queenstown. Auckland decided to shutter the services for at least seven days. However, there has been no announcement on the official website as to when the facility will reopen.
For more information on visiting Auckland SkyCity, you can visit their official website.