New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has imposed another lockdown on the city of Auckland and placed the remainder of the country under Level-2 restrictions, after another new case of Covid-19 was confirmed.
A seven-day lockdown will begin in Auckland from 6am local time on Sunday, while the rest of New Zealand will be placed into Level-2 restrictions, which limit public gatherings, Ardern said on Saturday, following a community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 resulting in a Covid-19 case of unknown origin.
The new Covid patient presented at a GP for a test after which they went to the gym, which Ardern said was “frustrating.”
The patient developed symptoms on Tuesday, was tested on Friday and received their results on Saturday morning. They had been working part-time at an airport in the city the entire time.