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Covid-19 spreads to third gang as Hells Angels prospect infected

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At least three gangs now have Covid-19 cases in their ranks.

Stuff can reveal an Auckland Hells Angels prospect has tested positive for the virus and is now inside Jet Park quarantine facility.

A patched Black Power member earlier caught Covid-19 during his brief stint on bail before his recall to Mt Eden prison.

And multiple Mongrel Mob members across at least two chapters have also tested positive, it is understood.

But neither police brass nor health officials want to talk about the extent of Covid-19 in Auckland’s criminal underworld.

An Auckland media spokeswoman referred requests for comment to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry cited privacy in refusing to discuss the prevalence of Covid-19 in gangs.

“Unless there are compelling public health reasons, information about individuals is not released,” a ministry spokesman said in a statement.

“For privacy reasons, the Ministry of Health does not share personal information about people who have tested positive for Covid-19 including groups or organisations they might be part of.”

The Hells Angels Auckland central headquarters in Mt Eden.
DAVID WHITE/STUFFThe Hells Angels Auckland central headquarters in Mt Eden.

The Hells Angels prospect who returned a positive test and is now quarantining in Jet Park lives in Ōtara, near Clover Park.

Clover Park, just south of Ōtara, was announced on Tuesday by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a suburb of interest in the ongoing community outbreak.

A new pop-up testing centre is running at Manukau Sports Bowl in Clover Park and Ardern is calling on all residents to get tested, symptomatic or not.

A prospect of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang in Auckland has tested positive for Covid.
Jason Dorday/StuffA prospect of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang in Auckland has tested positive for Covid.

Clover Park and Ōtara are the traditional heartland of the Tribesmen and Killer Beez gangs, but it is unknown if any of their members have become infected.

Location: Australia
Writer: George Block
Source: The Stuff
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