‘Devastating impact’: Pasifika, in South Auckland, bears the brunt of new Covid-19 epidemic | World news


Most days of the week, Ōtara Shopping Center in South Auckland comes alive with the blur of the brightly colored lava and the cacophony of music echoing from the car speakers.But this week, in the midst of New Zealand’s second lockdown, the atmosphere is subdued and tense.

Security guard Sam Brown guides a constant stream of cars past rows and rows of orange cones to a makeshift Covid-19 test station in the middle of the parking lot.


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