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New Zealand PM Ardern says Auckland COVID-19 lockdown to be reviewed on Tuesday

New Zealand PM Ardern says Auckland COVID-19 lockdown to be reviewed on Tuesday

People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand's new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, Aug 31, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Fiona Goodall/File Photo)

WELLINGTON: The COVID-19 restrictions in Auckland and the rest of the country will remain for now and will be reviewed on Tuesday (Feb 16), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a news conference.

Auckland's residents were plunged into a new three-day level 3 lockdown on Sunday while the rest of the country was put on level 2 restrictions after three new COVID-19 cases were detected in the city.

READ: Australia suspends travel 'bubble' with New Zealand as Auckland goes into COVID-19 lockdown

Ardern also said the first shipment of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine has arrived in New Zealand.

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Source: Reuters/kv

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