Covid-19 updates for two September – because it occurred

Police monitoring a checkpoint in Mercer, near Auckland

2021-09-02 16:38:09

Important staff commuting throughout Auckland’s border might be requested to get common assessments from tomorrow, whereas there at the moment are 42 folks with Covid-19 in hospitals. See how the day unfolded with RNZ’s weblog.

Police monitoring a checkpoint in Mercer, near Auckland's border with Waikato.

Police monitoring a checkpoint in Mercer, close to Auckland’s border with Waikato.
Photograph: RNZ/Nick Monro

From midnight the area would be the solely a part of the nation nonetheless underneath degree 4 restrictions.

Director-Common of Well being Ashley Bloomfield desires folks to get examined within the subsequent three to 4 days, even when they don’t have any signs.

“We’re taking a look at learn how to put in place a system to test that these commuting important staff are being recurrently examined to help our efforts now and sooner or later.”

Dr Bloomfield says they will even be introducing a system for normal surveillance testing of sure teams of important staff.

He is reminding important staff to not go to work if they’ve any signs, or have been at a location of curiosity.

They’re being requested to remain house and isolate of their bubble, let their employer know and name Healthline for recommendation about getting a check.

In the meantime, there at the moment are 42 folks with Covid-19 in Auckland’s hospitals, the Well being Ministry has revealed.

Talking at at this time’s replace, the place it was revealed there have been 49 new group circumstances, Dr Ashley Bloomfield mentioned six of the folks in hospital have been in ICU and three are being ventilated.

There are 19 circumstances in Middlemore Hospital, 15 in Auckland Hospital and eight in North Shore Hospital.

See how the day unfolded with RNZ’s weblog:

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