Tool Fan That Attended Recent New Zealand Show Diagnosed with Coronavirus
A Tool fan that attended their Auckland, New Zealand show on February 28 has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Per The New Zealand Herald, the Tool fan is now the fourth person in New Zealand to be diagnosed with coronavirus. He’s been in self-isolation and has been in contact with local health officials since March 4.
The fan was located in the general admission floor section of the concert about four rows from the stage near the left corner of the stage. In a statement from Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield, “We encourage all people in the area of the concert to be aware of the symptoms and contact the Healthline if concerned. The advice is that the risk is very low for all others who attended this concert…There was no way of tracking the people who were in that area of the concert, they are classed as causal contacts and the advice 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.”
A number of rock tours and other events have either been subject of postponement within the last week. Slipknot, Lacuna Coil and Green Day have all postponed upcoming tours in Asia, where the coronavirus first spread, within the past week.