Covid-19: Police 'going in blind' as Ministry of Health withholds case details

A Stuff article.

Police officers are raising concerns about their inability to know whether people they deal with have Covid-19 as cases of the virus continue to soar.

The Police Association says some members have sounded the alarm about the potential risk to their safety arising from the lack of information from health authorities about community cases.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement it would only release someone’s Covid status to police to “prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to public health”.

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