The health ministry declined to comment on the suspected cases.
There are two or three positive cases of covid 19 in Wellington, Equipment Heard from many sources with knowledge of the situation.
The cases are believed to be in Johnsonville and Miramar.
The health ministry declined to comment, saying information on new cases would be released at 1pm as part of a daily update.
Capital and Coast DHB also declined to comment.
Equipment Understands that Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit has provided the protocol to ensure that there is no transmission at the hospital. It is believed to have gone overnight in the “community transmission” roster to ensure segregation between teams.
In response, the DHB said: “Like other DHBs, we have a plan in case of community transmission in our area. Includes moving.
Wellington City Council spokesman Richard McLane said the council was talking to the District Health Board, regional public health and other health officials to find out more about the reports.
At 3pm today, the government is ready to announce whether the nationwide lockdown will be extended.
Ahead of reports of Wellington cases this morning, two experts said it was highly likely that the government would extend Level 4 settings at least over the weekend, as The size of the cluster was not yet known..
It has already been indicated that Auckland and Coromandel will remain in Level 4 lockdown until at least Wednesday, but sanctions on the rest of the country are due to expire at midnight.