Covid-19: Police site crashes as Kiwis turn into shutdown snitches

Bush speaking during a news conference at the Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 30, 2020. Police said a website set up on March 29 for complaints about people or businesses failing to abide by the strict new regime crashed when it was overwhelmed by 4,200 notifications. — Bloomberg

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders have become so keen to report their neighbours for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules that police on Monday said a website dedicated to addressing the issue crashed soon after going live.

The South Pacific nation is in the midst of a four-week Covid-19 lockdown, with residents under orders to stay at home or remain at least two metres (6.5 feet) apart if they must go outside.

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