Jacinda Ardern throws Auckland into another week long lockdown after just ONE new case of Covid-19
28 February, 2021, 04:06
The seven-day lockdown, announced late Saturday by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, follows a three-day stay-at-home order in mid-February after a local emergence of the United Kingdom variant of the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
Under Alert Level 2 people are still able to attend work and school, however, more stringent rules will be put in place including the use of face masks must be work on public transport and tighter restrictions on social gatherings.
There were no new community cases announced on Sunday.
The cluster is centred around Papatoetoe High School, and the new case, a 21-year-old male, is reportedly the older brother of a student at that school.
The student had returned three recent negative tests and is asymptomatic.
Health officials, who could not immediately confirm how the person got infected, said genome sequencing of the new infection was under way.
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Ardern said this afternoon that New Zealanders will not beat Covid-19 by turning on each other.
"We will always weigh up, are we creating an environment where people will be open and honest?" she said.
Asked if she would consider moving Auckland out of alert level 3 if there continued to be no new cases, Ardern said the United Kingdom variant had a "longer tail" that meant there might be more positive tests to come.
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