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.

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.