Dr Ashley Bloomfield has invoked Public Health Act powers as four probable Covid-19 cases linked to community transmission were announced today.
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Some Aucklanders waited more than four hours to get tested at stations.
Source: 1 NEWS
It comes as four new cases of community transmission were confirmed late last night, after 102 days with none recorded.
It’s prompted an urgent return to Alert Level 3 lockdown for Auckland, in force for three days until midnight Friday. The rest of New Zealand has been moved to Alert Level 2 for the same amount of time.
Relive 1 NEWS’ live updates of the day as it happened below.
– Yesterday four new cases of Covid-19 through community transmission were announced in NZ, all from the same household in Auckland
– Contact tracing is underway, with almost 300 close contacts in isolation so far. Authorities are