Dear council, I haven't washed my car since you told us we were short of water. You also told us you were ordering restrictions, fair enough. However do you want to explain to me why I have just driven down Lincoln Rd in Henderson and saw that the wash depot. A commercially run vehicle wash station is fully operational, every wash bay was full with happy citizens cleaning their vehicles. Did you all go to the same school as the halfwits that have advised us on social distancing and other ways to manage Covid. Or is it one rule for some and another for the rest of us. Either we are short of water or we aint.
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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After 102 days without community transmission in New Zealand, there are now four new cases of Covid-19.
The source of the four new cases, which are based in south Auckland, has not yet been identified.
In an urgent press conference on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three-day level 3 lockdown of the Auckland region, and urged anyone who is unwell to seek health advice and get a test. The rest of the country moves to level 2.
Click here to find out what we know so far about what the lockdown from midday today means for Auckland.
Kia ora neighbours, a West Auckland medical centre has closed after a patient tested positive for coronavirus.
One of the four cases confirmed on Tuesday night visited Westview Medical Centre. They were wearing a mask during their visit, the centre said.
The centre has now cleaned for a deep clean. Read more below.