- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 1:10PM
Today New Zealand has officially stamped out COVID-19 in the community for the second time.
The Ministry of Health has reported all COVID-19 patients in the community are now recovered.
The news comes as Auckland prepares to move to alert level 1.
The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,505.
On Monday, Cabinet decided to move Auckland into alert level 1 from 11.59pm tonight.
That means no limits on gatherings and the removal of social distancing requirements in restaurants and bars.
Masks are not required on public transport at alert level 1 but Ardern urged people to continue being vigilant - by washing hands, staying home if sick, scanning QR codes and getting tested if even feeling slightly sick.