12 Oct 2021

Live Covid-19 updates for 12 October - all the day's events

3:48 pm on 12 October 2021

Police are still turning vehicles away from Covid-19 border checkpoints despite being weeks into alert level 3 boundary settings in Auckland.

There were 22,460 vehicles processed at the checkpoints yesterday with 196 of those vehicles being turned around, police said.

A total of 50 out of 4699 vehicles were turned away at the northern checkpoints yesterday, while 146 vehicles out of 17,761 were turned around at the southern checkpoints.

And 96 heavy vehicles were turned around yesterday while trying to leave Tāmaki Makaurau.

Breach notifications relating to businesses, mass gatherings or people in Tāmaki Makaurau, Northland, and parts of the Waikato have now hit 3480.

Since alert level 3 came into place, 19 people have been charged with a total of 20 offences in Tāmaki Makaurau, Northland, and parts of the Waikato, as of 5pm yesterday, police said.

In the same time period, 25 people were formally warned.

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