Coronavirus: New Zealand to move to alert level 1, while Auckland moves to alert level 2 tonight

Publish Date
Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 3:43PM

The Prime Minister has revealed that New Zealand will move to alert level 1 at 11.59pm tonight, while Auckland will move to alert level 2 until 11.59pm on Monday 22 February.

The announcement comes after three new Covid-19 cases were found in the community today.

One of the new cases confirmed this afternoon was a close contact of case A – the daughter who was confirmed Covid-19 positive with her father and mother on Sunday.

They went to Papatoetoe High School together.

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The second and third new confirmed cases are family of the first.

The source of the first family's infection is still a mystery.

Health officials have been racing to trace the contacts of the two students.

For more information visit covid19.govt.nz.