Coronavirus: Auckland to move to Alert Level 3, rest of New Zealand to Level 2

Coronavirus: Auckland to move to Alert Level 3, rest of New Zealand to Level 2

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced in a 9 pm press briefing that Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 while the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 following a new COVID-19 Community Case identified in South Auckland.

The lockdown changes will come into effect for the next seven days, starting at 6 am on Sunday morning.

Interviews have been underway throughout the afternoon to establish how the case become infected with the virus. It is the 13th case connected to Auckland’s February cluster.

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Genomic sequencing is in the process where returning results will tell Health Officials if the case is linked to the cluster outbreak, this is because COVID-19 test results returned negative three times. The case is being classed as asymptomatic.

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