Here is the media Statement from the Ministry of Health:
Alert Levels update
- From 6am on 28 February Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand to Alert Level 2.
- You are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.
- For more information about Alert Levels, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
- Find out about travel within New Zealand during this period.
Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms, including muscle aches and fatigue, should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.
Current situation details
As announced by the Director-General of Health this evening, a further person in the household of Case M has returned a positive result.
The latest case, known as Case N, is currently asymptomatic.
The three other members of the household have returned negative tests. All family members are isolating.
Locations of interest
Case M is a student at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and also works part-time, one day a week, at Kerry Logistics (Oceania) Limited. Affected MIT students have been emailed this evening.
A number of locations of interest that Case M visited have now been advised. These include Hunter Plaza, Burger King Highland Park, Your Health Pharmacy, and Pak n Save Manukau. City Fitness in Hunter Plaza, a gym the person attended, has also advised its members by email directly of the time and day of interest.
Details on locations of interest is available on the Ministry’s website and will continue to be updated as they come to hand.
People who were at these locations of interest should isolate for 14 days and if symptoms develop, get tested.
Up-to-date information on testing locations in metro Auckland
Additional community testing centres are available in Auckland this weekend, many with extended hours. These are in Otara, Botany, Pakuranga Heights, Balmoral, Henderson and Northcote.
In East Auckland, a CTC at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga Heights, will be open from 8am – 4pm Sunday.
The Botany CTC at Golflands will be open from 9am - 5pm Sunday.