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

Publish Date
Monday, 20 September 2021, 4:18PM

After five weeks at alert level 4, the Prime Minister has revealed Auckland will move to alert level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow (Tuesday 21 September) for two weeks, with a review on Monday 4 October.

While the rest of New Zealand will remain at alert level 2.

But the level 2 rules would be changed to allow a maximum of 100 people to gather, including at hospitality venues.

Following three new cases reported overnight just south of the Auckland lockdown boundary in Whakatīwai, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has placed a section 70 notice for people around Mangatangi, effectively increasing the border around Auckland.

It would require those who had visited or lived there since September 8 to isolate and monitor symptoms. That included the school and a marae.

Ardern said it was a "bespoke" level 4 lockdown requirement around that area.

The section 70 notice will remain in place for five days.

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Cabinet met this afternoon to decide on any alert level changes, as 22 new community cases were announced.

The total number of cases in this community outbreak is 1,071.

For more information visit covid19.govt.nz.