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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.
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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Kia ora neighbours, small businesses are again doing it tough as Auckland locks down.
Owner and chef at Pasture, Ed Verner, said he was "upset and distressed" by the lockdown news after ordering thousands of dollars worth of stock hours before the announcement. He's now left with 50kg of seafood that he doesn't know what to do with, as well as booking cancellations that will cost him dearly.
Read more below.