New Zealand gets six coronavirus cases, deploys 500 soldiers + security guards to isolation hotels

Aug 19, 2020

Five hundred more Defence Force staff are being deployed to managed isolation facilities to roll out the testing of staff quicker.

The Government is also directly hiring security guards to help control the facilities, which will make them less reliant on private security guards.

It comes as officials report six new cases of Covid-19 today, one of which is in managed isolation.

The other five cases are in the community, all linked to the South Auckland cluster, while 23,038 tests were processed yesterday.

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