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New Zealand locks down Auckland following new cases of Covid-19 in 102 days

New Zealand announced it was shutting down its largest city, Auckland, after four new cases of Covid-19 were discovered in the city.

This is the first evidence of community transmission in the country in 102 days.

Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said the four confirmed cases were within one family in South Auckland.

They had no history of international travel and family members have been tested and contact tracing is under way.

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