Coronavirus: New Zealand to move to alert level 2, while Auckland moves to alert level 3

Publish Date
Sunday, 14 February 2021, 7:02PM

The Prime Minister has revealed that New Zealand will move to alert level 2 at 11.59pm tonight, while Auckland will move to alert level 3 for three days until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February.

The alert levels will be reviewed in 24 hours.

Cabinet was responding with a "cautious approach" to today's Covid-19 news, Jacinda Ardern said.

Supermarkets and petrol stations will remain open so there was "no need to rush out to get any essential items."

Public venues, such as pools and playgrounds, will be closed.

Gatherings in Auckland are now reduced to 10 people.

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Cabinet met this evening to talk about the three new cases.

The new cases – a mother, father and daughter from South Auckland's Papatoetoe – are considered "new and active" according to Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins.

Officials are in the process of figuring out if the family – who are moving to the Jet Park MIQ facility – has infected anyone else.

For more information visit covid19.govt.nz.