23 Oct 2020

Covid-19: Auckland fearful of another community outbreak

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 23 October 2020

Fear of another community covid outbreak has put pubs and restaurants on high alert for Labour weekend.

Hundreds of Aucklanders queued for hours to get tested yesterday after a covid positive person visited a busy pub in Greenhithe.

The Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, wants people back in the habit of using the Covid tracer app while Health Minister Chris Hipkins is looking again at mask wearing in public places.

Bars, savaged by the impact of lockdown, are urging people to be more vigilant about the threat of Covid-19.

RNZ's Chen Liu reports from Auckland - a city that exited Alert Level 2 just two weeks ago.