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Auckland to stay in level 3 lockdown until Nov 1

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Auckland to stay in level 3 lockdown until Nov 1
PM Jacinda Ardern says getting covid vaccination rates up are essential to reduce the spread of the virus. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 18 Oct 2021
Auckland will remain at the current level 3 lockdown restrictions for two more weeks, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said.Cabinet had also decided parts of Waikato would remain in level 3 until at least the end of the week because of new cases.Northland would move to level 2 from 11.59pm on Tuesday night due to there being no new cases.Ardern said the question for the cabinet today was how to prevent a spike in covid cases in Auckland while vaccination rates increase. She acknowledged the current restrictions were hard on Aucklanders and an...

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