An Auckland, New Zealand man who was diagnosed with the coronavirus attended a Tool concert last Friday, February 28th.
The New Zealand Herald reports this man has already been in self-isolation since Wednesday, March 4th. He is being treated by health officials and does not require hospital care.
He was in attendance at the Spark Arena last Friday, in the general admission area in the front-left hand corner according to the report. And, while local officials stress the risk is very low for most people who attended the concert, they advise people standing in that area to get tested.
“We encourage all people in the area of the concert to be aware of the symptoms and contact the Healthline if concerned,” Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said.
“The advice is that the risk is very low for all others who attended this concert.”
Bloomfield added that casual contacts could be in the hundreds. “There was no way of tracking the people who were in that area of the concert, they are classed as causal contacts and the advise to them is to call Healthline if they have any symptoms. The people we are focused on tracking down the close contacts and health officials have been in touch with all those people,” he said.
The CDC notes that COVID-19, or coronavirs, spreads “between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).” or “through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.” The CDC says people are most contagious when they are the sickest, although there are some reports that “some spread might be possible before people show symptoms.” Just remember to keep washing your hands and avoiding your face.
Tool’s Australian tour wrapped up the following night. They return to the United States next month (knock on wood). Here are their dates:
March 9 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena [Tickets]
March 11 Portland, OR – Moda Center [Tickets]
March 12 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Center [Tickets]
March 14 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena [Tickets]
March 16 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center [Tickets]
w/ Blonde Redhead
April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena [Tickets]
April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center [Tickets]
April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena [Tickets]
April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center [Tickets]
April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena [Tickets]
April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena [Tickets]
April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum [Tickets]
April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [Tickets]
April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre [Tickets]
May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena [Tickets]
May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre [Tickets]
May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center [Tickets]
May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena [Tickets]
w/ The Acid Helps
May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome [Tickets]
May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena [Tickets]
June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [Tickets]
June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place [Tickets]
June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center [Tickets]
June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center [Tickets]
June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center [Tickets]
June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center [Tickets]
June 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival [Tickets]
June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center [Tickets]
June 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena [Tickets]
June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center [Tickets]
June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena [Tickets]
June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center [Tickets]
June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center [Tickets]
[via Rock Feed]