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Auckland lockdown extended by 12 days as new Covid-19 outbreaks emerge

New Zealand has extended its lockdown by a further 12 days as new clusters of Covid-19 continue toe emerge.

“Cabinet has agreed to maintain our current settings for an additional 12 days, bringing us to a full two weeks in total,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Health Minister Chris Hipkins said there were 12 more cases of community transmission in the region, which is a major upset to the nation who had the pandemic under control.

Contact tracing and efforts to contain the recent resurgence are underway.

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