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Palmerston North City Council responses to the latest COVID-19 cases

Palmerston North residents are being urged to get a COVID-19 test, and to self-isolate, if they have covid-19 symptoms.

Today two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the MidCentral rohe by the Ministry of Health. One case is in Ashhurst and the other in the Horowhenua District.

Photo shows a heart with the words "stay kind Palmy" inside it and bold text that reads: "It's ok not to be ok. If you want to talk to a free counsellor, call or text 1737." The image also includes the government's unite against Covid-19 logo.

City Mayor, Grant Smith is encouraging anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms to get a test and encourages residents to keep a close eye on the Ministry of Health’s website for locations of interest.

“Please get tested today if you have a cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat or any of the other symptoms. Remember to be kind and patient with our essential workers who are on the frontline helping our community. And if people aren't already, this is a timely reminder to please get yourself vaccinated.”

Three testing stations are open today. These are located at:

  • Drive-thru testing station, 575 Main Street, 8.30am-5pm
  • City Doctors White Cross, 22 Victoria Ave 8am-8pm
  • The Palms Medical Centre, 445 Ferguson Street 8am-8pm.

You can also get vaccinated today, at the walk-in clinics:

  • Central Energy Trust Arena open until 4.30pm
  • The Plaza open until 8.30pm
  • The Warehouse Pioneer Highway open until 7pm
  • Massey Concourse, MUSA Lounge open until 4pm

He says Council’s incident response team has been offering support during the pandemic, and will continue to assist our DHB and Civil Defence where possible.

“COVID was always coming, and it was just a matter of when it would arrive. As a city and a community, it is a case of being as prepared as possible. But I also understand that having COVID-19 in our city may be unsettling for residents. So, it’s ok not to be ok. The Unite against COVID-19 website has a range of services available if you need to talk to someone. I encourage people to reach out to health providers, friends or whānau for support.”