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Watch live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland will remain in lockdown for another week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Auckland Cowboy Alert 19 will remain at Level 4 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 that although there is nothing to indicate that there is a Covid 19 outside of Auckland, the fewer restrictions there mean that there is a greater risk of it spreading if it survives.

She says keeping the rest of the country on alert level 2 means it is more likely 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

She 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 there are really very few issues the ministry is focusing on.

“Testing is at a good level.

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

Cases, testing and vaccination.

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.”

Surveillance tests of health care workers and essential workers also did not indicate any 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.”

She says additional testing is carried out in areas where such cases occur until an epidemic is linked. “

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.”

She says the government wants more Aucklanders to get their first food 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.

“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.

Ordner says more funding is available for businesses that were available during the last lockdown.

This includes ongoing wage subsidies and resumption payments.

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.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand on September 2, 2021.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Image: Pool / 2021 Getty Images

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