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Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.
“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.
He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.
A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.
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Additional testing sites have popped up across Auckland, as the city enters alert level 3.
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community. Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.
Two pop-up testing centres are now open in west and south Auckland.
These are in the Ōtara Town Centre car park (14 Fair Mall, Ōtara), and Health New Lynn (Level 1 car park, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way).
The Government will use the next 72 hours in Auckland to roll out a testing blitz – in the order of tens of thousands of tests – to get a clear idea about the extent of any wider community transmission.
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