Two New Zealand police officers have tested positive for coronavirus, with hundreds more self-isolating.Another increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in New Zealand.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement at the Government’s Covid-19 update this afternoon.
“I can report that we have two of our staff with Covid-19, they are recovering at home and have not needed to be hospitalised.
“We are putting every piece of support we can around them,” he said.
He says the first case had contact with other members of police and contact tracing is underway.
There were no details provided on the second officer who has Covid-19.
“We have several hundred police officers across the country self-isolating as a precaution over the two cases and other things.”
Commissioner Bush also announced some happier news at the briefing with Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.