18 Aug 2020

Live: Covid-19 updates for Tuesday 18 August

7:08 pm on 18 August 2020

Read back on all that went down on 18 August via the RNZ live blog as Auckland discovered a case in the community not linked to the existing cluster.

Earlier, it was also revealed that a security guard posted an image on 15 August to a private group on Snapchat while on shift at the Sheraton Four Points managed isolation facility.

It contained the names, room numbers and arrival and departure dates of 27 returnees staying at the facility, along with the names and room numbers of five staff members.

It was removed around midday that day as soon as agencies became aware and had identified the security guard as the source.

First Security is also undertaking an employment investigation. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has also been notified.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health reported 13 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the community today and no new cases in managed isolation facilities.

See how the day unfolded here:

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