Tool Fans Warned of Exposure to Coronavirus at New Zealand Concert

An audience member from one of the 'Schism' rock band's gigs in the country has been diagnosed with the illness, making him the nation's fourth case of the virus.

AceShowbiz - Fans of rockers Tool are being urged to be aware of coronavirus symptoms after an audience member from one of the group's recent New Zealand gigs was diagnosed with the illness.

A man in his 30s, who attended the gig in Auckland's Spark Arena, has been confirmed as the nation's fourth case of the virus, with health officials advising fellow attendees monitor symptoms closely.

While they added the risk of catching the virus was "low", they advised, "He was in the general admission standing area in the front left-hand quadrant," reported the BBC.

New Zealand's director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said fans in the vicinity of the man at the Stinkfist stars' concert were considered "casual contacts".

"They are at low risk and the appropriate action for them is to just be aware of the symptoms (and) call Healthline if they are concerned or if they have any symptoms," he said.

The man, who recently arrived back in the country following a trip to northern Italy, has been isolated at home since Wednesday (March 04). His partner was announced as New Zealand's second case earlier this week.

Italy has seen almost 4,000 cases of the virus, with a total of 148 deaths when WENN went to press - the largest outbreak in Europe. Worldwide, more than 98,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, killing more than 3,000 people.

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