Their work at Auckland Airport is their sole employment, and their role is non-public facing.
"In fact when we announced the date for opening the Trans-Tasman bubble, Queensland was dealing with cases linked to its border".
The case was detected in a worker who had been cleaning the interiors of aircraft used to transport people from high-risk countries into New Zealand, some of whom have COVID. It said there was also one historical case.
An Auckland Airport worker who has tested positive to coronavirus visited major shopping centres, including a Bunnings Warehouse and Westfield while infected.
This means they are less likely to shed and infect other people.
"This person has done the right things - they have been regularly tested at their workplace, and we know they have been using the NZ COVID Tracer app, with Bluetooth turned on". So they were last tested on the 12th and then the 19th.
Australia has recorded 910 deaths, and New Zealand 26 deaths.
The person in question was fully vaccinated against COVID in one of the earlier rounds of the campaign.
She said it is still possible to get COVID-19, but "it won't make you almost as sick and less likely to get really unwell".
A woman hugs her daughter and grand-daughter at Sydney International Airport Credit Jenny Evans /Getty Images AsiaPac
"As vaccine rollouts happen, both here and elsewhere, that's what's going to happen".
"The usual protocol of isolating the case, interviewing them, and tracing their contacts and movements is underway", says a MOH statement.
It comes on day two of the trans-Tasman bubble after more than 1,800 Australians touched down in the country without having to quarantine.
The individual's job is to clean planes that have flown internationally from countries where Covid-19 is widespread, according to a media release from New Zealand's Ministry of Health.
The person's PCR test has since been sent for whole genome sequencing, with an update expected on the result tomorrow. I think Australia accepts that. "So regular testing. And it was their most recent test in which this case has been picked up".
"Australian Health Protection Principal Committee today is that they're watching New Zealand, but they have high confidence that New Zealand has this in train", he said.
There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, it said.
The other had contact with a confirmed case while in transit and had been transferred to a quarantine facility, the ministry said.