New Zealand’s largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern L and New Zealands health department directorgeneral Ashley Bloomfield R take part in a press conference about the COVID19 coronavirus at Parliament in Wellington on June 8 2020 File photo AFP
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (L) and New Zealand's health department director-general Ashley Bloomfield (R) take part in a press conference about the COVID-19 coronavirus at Parliament in Wellington on June 8, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that the country’s biggest city, Auckland, will be put into a seven-day lockdown from Sunday after a coronavirus community case of unknown origin was recorded.

The rest of New Zealand will be put into Level 2 restrictions that limit public gatherings, among others, she told a news conference.

In mid-February, Auckland’s nearly 2 million residents were plunged into a snap three-day lockdown after a family of three were diagnosed with the more transmissible UK variant of COVID-19.

source: Reuters

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