2 Mar 2021

Live Covid-19 updates for Tuesday 2 March

6:36 pm on 2 March 2021

Fees for temporary visa holders who are for solo travellers or the first occupant in a room will rise from $3100 to $5520, a statement from Managed Isolation and Quarantine says.

Additional adults in that room will cost $2990 and additional children $1610 each, the written statement said.

It affects visas for partners of a New Zealand citizen or resident, student visas, work visas and other limited visas.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield announced today there were no new community cases, and four new cases in MIQ facilities. He also said people were very unlikely to get an exemption to travel in and out of Auckland for holidays or weddings, while funerals and tangihanga were largely being restricted to close family.

Earlier today, Dr Bloomfield said he would not refer those who breached self-isolation protocols and sparked the latest Auckland lockdown to police for prosecution.

However, this afternoon police said they busted a group of people attending a church service at a house in Māngere East on Sunday, the day the alert level changes came into force.

It follows a call yesterday from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for New Zealanders to confront family and colleagues who do not follow the rules.

Read back through Covid-19 updates for 2 March, 2021:

This is an official government COVID-19 announcement.

On 28 February, the Auckland region moved to Covid-19 Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2. This is for a period of seven days. Further community cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the Auckland Region. If you are in Auckland, stay home where possible, and follow Alert Level 3 guidelines. This will stop the transmission of Covid-19 and save lives. For more information on the alert levels go to covid19.govt.nz.

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