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Jacinda Ardern throws Auckland into another week long lockdown after just ONE new case of Covid-19


Jacinda Ardern throws Auckland into another week long lockdown after just ONE new case of Covid-19

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has announced Auckland will go into lockdown for one week, after just one new local case of Covid-19.   

The rest of New Zealand will face Level 2 restrictions from Sunday at 6am.  

The restrictions are in response to a new community case that she said does not appear to be connected to a cluster of cases in the south of Auckland.

The cluster is centred around Papatoetoe High School, and the new case, a 21-year-old male, is reportedly the older brother of a student at that school.

The mother of the siblings has also tested positive for Covid-19.  

However, Ms Ardern said that student has tested negative for coronavirus multiple times. 

‘That means we have no current known link for the case discovered this afternoon,’ she told the media on Saturday afternoon. 

‘If we cannot immediately link a case person to person, what we call it an epidemiological link, that is a significant issue, and one, we need to act on.’ 

In mid-February, the city was plunged into a three-day lockdown after three members of a family tested positive for the highly infectious UK strain of Covid.  

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (pictured) has announced Auckland will go into lockdown for one week, after just one new local case of Covid-19

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (pictured) has announced Auckland will go into lockdown for one week, after just one new local case of Covid-19

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