30 Apr 2020

As it happened: Covid-19 updates from NZ and around the world

6:29 pm on 30 April 2020

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Police have received more than 1035 complaints since 5.30pm yesterday of people breaching the level 3 rules.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 277 of those complaints were referred to the complaints assessment team and 104 of them were tasked with further actions by agencies.

The complaints were reported to police through their new online level 3 breach reporting tool.

Most of the complaints were about the lack of social distancing, business breaches by patrons or staff, safe operating practices for cafes, recreational activities or in-home gatherings.

Ardern said people should still act like they have Covid when out and about and "now is not the time to loosen up".

She also pointed out that if the government saw reporting through the news of people not complying with the rules then those too were being followed up.

Police have also reported 185 breaches of the CDM or Health Act - an increase of 81 in the last 24 hours, 46 prosecutions - an increase of 21, 119 police warnings - an increase of 48 and 20 youth referrals - an increase of 8, Ardern said.

However police have started to see things come down after the initial spike, she said.

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