Thursday, April 18, 2024

11 charged as Alert levels change

Eleven people have been charged with a total of 11 offences in Tāmaki Makaurau and parts of the Waikato, since Alert Level 3 came into effect yesterday, Police said today.

Of those charged, eight were for Failing to Comply with Order (COVID-19), two were for Failure to Comply with Direction/Prohibition/Restriction, and one was a Health Act Breach.

In the same time period, 17 people were formally warned, Police said.

“Police have received a total of 2353 105-online breach notifications relating to businesses, mass gatherings or people in Tāmaki Makaurau and parts of the Waikato.”

As of midnight yesterday, a total of 462,782 vehicles have now been stopped at the checkpoints on Auckland’s northern and southern boundaries, with a total of 7069 vehicles having been turned around.

21,692 vehicles were processed at the checkpoints yesterday with 212 of those vehicles turned around.

“A total of 47 out of 4544 vehicles were turned away at the Northern checkpoints yesterday, while 165 vehicles out of 17,148 were turned around at the Southern checkpoints,” Police said.

“As at 11.59pm last night, 21,089 heavy vehicles have been stopped and 764 of them have been turned around attempting to leave Tāmaki Makaurau, with 47 of those turned around yesterday.

“It’s important to remember that travel across an Alert Level Boundary remains restricted and you will be turned-away if you don’t have the required evidence for permitted travel, as outlined on the COVID-19 website.”

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