Auckland will remain in lockdown until Sunday, a four-day extension of the lockdown which was meant to lift on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there were promising signs that the Government was getting on top of the virus, but a short extension was recommended by director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield.
On Sunday night Auckland would move down to level 2. The rest of the country would stay at level 2.
Ardern said the rest of the country needed to stay at an elevated alert level to mitigate the risk of cases leaving Auckland when interregional travel resumed. Click here to read more.
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