New Zealand extends “Level 4” lockdown until August 27

Auckland will remain under Level 4 until August 31.
Auckland will remain under Level 4 until August 31.

The government of New Zealand has announced Covid-19 countermeasures will remain in place until August 27. However, in Auckland restrictions will last until August 31.

New Zealand.- As new Covid-19 cases continue to appear, authorities in New Zealand have decided to extend the country’s Level 4 lockdown until August 27. However, measures will be extended until August 31 in Auckland as it was the epicentre of the outbreak.

Under the “Level 4” lockdown, people can only leave their houses to buy food or medical supplies or for socially distanced exercise.

SkyCity Entertainment Group’s Auckland venue was in the spotlight after a guest tested positive for Covid-19 last week. The customer visited on Saturday August 14. According to local media reports, there were 240 workers at SkyCity Auckland and thousands of patrons deemed close contacts were told to isolate. 

SkyCity also closed its venues in Hamilton and Queenstown until further notice.

According to health authorities, 38 new Covid-19 cases were detected in New Zealand in the last 24 hours.

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