Covid-19: A truck driver who crossed the border tested positive for cocaine.

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Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield disclosed today that one of today’s new community cases was a truck driver who had crossed the Auckland boundary.

Dr. Bloomfield said there were 13 new community cases recorded today, including the truck driver who crossed the border to make crucial deliveries.

Recently, the truck driver visited Hamilton, Tauranga, and Cambridge.

The driver had previously been tested on August 22nd. They work in the food service industry, and their contact was confined to deliveries and drop-offs.

Dr Bloomfield said the driver was tested after isolating as a household contact and health authorities are now trying to determine any locations of interest.

“There may be exposure events,” Dr Bloomfield says.

He says this underlines the importance of testing at the Auckland border, which becomes mandatory tonight.

Police will be checking on that requirement at the borders tonight and those who cannot provide confirmation of testing will be turned back.

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