Covid-19: All South and West Auckland residents asked to get tested

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The government is encouraging hundred of thousands of people in South and West Auckland to get a Covid-19 test, whether or not they are showing symptoms.

Ōtara Covid-19 Testing Station 13 August

A Covid-19 community testing station in Ōtara. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

It says people who live in those areas, or who are at greater risk of poor health outcomes, should get themselves tested.

There are a number of pop-up Covid-19 community testing centres throughout Auckland.

  • If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP – don’t show up at a medical centre

By Friday New Zealand’s laboratories had processed 9991 tests for Covid-19, bringing the total number of tests completed to that date to 740,321.

The prime minister will confirm today at 1pm whether Auckland will go to alert level 2 from Monday.

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