New Zealand's largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

New Zealand's largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses supporters at a Labour Party event in Wellington
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses supporters at a Labour Party event in Wellington, New Zealand, October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Praveen Menon/File Photo

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday (Feb 27) that the country's biggest city, Auckland, will be put into a seven-day lockdown from Sunday after a coronavirus community case of unknown origin was recorded.

The rest of New Zealand will be put into Level 2 restrictions that limit public gatherings, among others, she told a news conference.

In mid-February, Auckland's nearly 2 million residents were plunged into a snap three-day lockdown after a family of three were diagnosed with the more transmissible UK variant of COVID-19.

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