23 Sep 2021

Live Covid-19 updates: Everything you need to know on 23 September

6:15 pm on 23 September 2021

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says people in the Mt Wellington area are being urged to get tested, whether they have symptoms or not.

There are pop up testing centres at the netball centre on Ferguson Drive and at Mount Smart Stadium.

More than 1300 people have been tested in Clover Park over the past two days, as health authorities try to ring fence a set of cases there.

The other suburbs of interest are Māngere, Favona, Otara and Manurewa.

Mount Eden, Massey and Papatoetoe have now been removed from the list.

Meanwhile, vaccinations will begin at popular fast food drive-throughs in Auckland in the next few days.

The Ministry of Health says it is has been looking at new opportunities to vaccinate people where they turn up in large numbers in the community. A spokesperson says that includes the many fast-food options that have been so busy as the city moved to level 3.

There were 15 new community cases reported today.

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