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See: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland will be under lockdown for another week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland will remain at the Cove 19 Alert Level 4 for another week until 11.59pm next Tuesday.

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The cabinet has decided in principle that Tomaki Makurao will then go to Alert Level 3.

The rest of New Zealand will remain on alert level 2 until Tuesday next week.

Alert level settings will be reviewed next Monday.

Arden says the cabinet has made an indicative decision about Auckland, but has not made a decision about the rest of New Zealand going to Alert Level 1.

She points out that although there is Covid 19 outside of Auckland, fewer restrictions in the rest of the country mean there is a greater risk of it spreading if it survives.

She says keeping the rest of the country on alert level 2 provides a great opportunity to seal the virus if it leaves Auckland.

Auckland is currently on alert level 4. Midnight on August 17 After the outbreak of the Delta type of Cove 19

Ardern says the cabinet has seen evidence and advice that Alert Level 4 is working, saying it has consistently lowered the value of R to less than 1, and now it’s about 0.6.

“On this basis and on the advice of the Director General of Health, Auckland will remain on Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm next Tuesday, September 21.”

Director General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield says the lockdown is “working” and that these are just a few of the issues the ministry is focusing on.

“Testing is at a good level.

“Our view is that we’re doing everything right,” Bloomfield said.

“It allows us to enjoy a full range of activities and allow the economy to crank up again.”

He says next week’s focus is on finding cases.

Cases and investigations.

Ordner says the community has 33 new cases to report today, but only one of them is linked.

“Similarly, only one of the cases reported yesterday is not linked to the widespread epidemic at this time.”

In some cases where epidemics could not be linked, Genome Continuity is still able to tell authorities how the case fits into the epidemic, Ordner said.

They hope to find out more about the one that hasn’t been reported to date.

Arden says one of the reasons for the large number of weekends is the high rate of transmission in homes.

As Bloomfield mentioned yesterday, about 16% become very close contact cases.

“It will generate 50 more cases in the coming days and we are starting to look at some of them.”

Bloomfield says the number of unrelated cases goes up and down every day.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield updated the Post Cabinet Cove 19 lockdown in Beahoo.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield updated the Post Cabinet Cove 19 lockdown in Beahoo.
Image: Pool Image / Robert Kitchen / Things.

At 9 a.m. there were 17 unrelated cases, but only a small number of them really bothered the ministry.

Ordner says surveillance of healthcare workers and essential workers also did not indicate a transmission.

“It’s also clear that there is no widespread virus transmission in Auckland.”

Arden says there are two key features of recent cases that are of interest. She says there are three clusters in which cases are still emerging, and cases that are initially unrelated are emerging.

“Mystery cases are still going on, and the fact that we’re looking for them through surveillance and community testing, rather than tracking contacts, is something we’re concerned about because it poses a threat. Is.”

She says there are seven suburbs of interest where people should be especially vigilant for symptoms. They are: Mount Eden, Macy’s, Mangere, Fiona, Papativito, Atara and Menoriva.

She says the points made by the health team are that they are more concerned about some unrelated issues than others.

“There are really only three or four that we talk about in great detail because there is no initial indication of what really happened.”

Among the issues that are still of concern are the case of Mount Eden, and the cases that have reached Middle Moore.

She says additional testing is being done to support areas where such cases occur “until a link to epidemics is found.”

Arden says it has two very clear functions – active cluster management and monitoring and community testing.

The third question is whether to test for mild symptoms. “Please don’t put it in the cold of winter, we know there’s not much in it right now. Flow traffic in particular is showing us that.”

Vaccination

Arden says the government wants more Aucklanders to get the first dose of the Covid 19 vaccine by the end of the week. She says people booked for October should consider going online again and see if more bookings are open.

The second option is to go to the vaccination clinic by drive, which does not require booking.

Arden says he stands by his earlier statement that the government does not want to continue using the lockdown, but we need to make sure that we have enough New Zealanders vaccinated.

“That’s why New Zealanders are empowered. Vaccines allow them to get out of lockdown.”

“We are vaccinating at a high rate and it is possible to reach the maximum rate,” said Bloomfield. He says it is not good if there are pockets in the community that have not been vaccinated, so he is focusing on vaccination even in small communities.

He says he is also closely monitoring the vaccination of children between the ages of five and 11.

Bloomfield says there is good data – even from the epidemic in New Zealand – about the effectiveness of the vaccine.

“If you have been fully vaccinated, and have received less than one vaccine, there is a very low risk of both cases and hospitalization. The vaccine will give you and your family code 19. Protects from. “

Even with high levels of vaccination, you still need other restrictions to be able to handle the burden on the healthcare system.

“We are taking a closer look at what is happening in other countries where they have been infected with the virus, with the rate of vaccination in the community and the impact on the health system.”

He says the UK is a good example, with 6,000 new hospital admissions reported last Friday, which would equate to 600 new cases in a single day in terms of population. “It’s a lot to be able to deal with our health system.”

However, he says that with higher levels of vaccination, that means fewer effects on healthcare.

He says he attributes the low rate of vaccination to Maori to the fact that “we still have work to do.” He says the challenge and focus is now on raising rates among young Maori.

Message to Aucklanders.

“For all Aucklanders, you have done an amazing job so far in protecting yourself, your family and your community,” Arden said.

“We owe you a huge debt of gratitude … but the case is telling us we have more work to do.

She says in a four-week lockdown, it may be tempting to let her bubble rest, but urges everyone to treat each day as seriously as they did the first day.

Ordner says people should have an assigned person to go to the supermarket.

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