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

Publish Date
Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:35PM

The Prime Minister has revealed Auckland will move to alert level 2 at 6am on Sunday 7 March.

Auckland is likely to remain at alert level 2 for a week when Cabinet will review whether to move to level 1 at the start of the following weekend.

The rest of the country will move to level one.

The alert levels have been in place since 6am on Sunday and were scheduled to last for seven days.

Cabinet met at 2pm to assess whether Auckland can exit its alert level 3 lockdown this weekend and the rest of the country can move out of alert level 2.

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Earlier today the Ministry of Health revealed for the fifth day in a row there were no new cases of Covid-19 in the community.

There were also no new cases in managed isolation facilities.

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