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COVID-19: Extension of Auckland Level 3, rest of NZ Level 2 to 26 August

The Auckland region will remain at Alert Level 3, and the rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2, until 11.59pm Wednesday 26 August.

Cabinet will meet again on the 21st of August to reassess these alert levels. 


Visit covid19.govt.nz for the latest information on alert levels, including an overview of restrictions in your area.


As a team of five million, we’ve done it before, and together we’ll do it again.

Our strong systems have kept us COVID-free longer than anywhere else in the world, but there was always a chance that the virus would reappear here. That’s why we developed a plan for dealing with it based on lessons from overseas.

We’ve activated this plan immediately. As before, going hard and early is best for health and the economy.

The aim now is to quickly identify cases and stamp them out.

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