As of midnight Thursday, essential workers crossing the Auckland borders will need to have tested negative to COVID-19 at least seven days before travelling, Newshub reveals. Freight companies were caught by surprise on Monday when the Government announced everyone crossing the border would need to be tested within seven days; the Government then granted a week’s extension on the rule. Around 3000 essential workers are expected to cross through Auckland’s borders every day and it only takes one positive case getting through to start another outbreak.