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New Zealand is ‘going hard and going early’ after learning from Australia’s outbreak – Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is extending stage-three restrictions in Auckland for another 12 days and flagged a possible delay to the September election.

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On Friday night there were 49 active cases, with one person in hospital. A total of 38 people linked to the cluster are now in government-managed quarantine.
Following a cabinet meeting on Friday, the Prime Minister announced the 1.5 million residents of Auckland – the countrys largest city – were being asked to shoulder a heavy load once more in the fight against the virus.
For 12 more days, residents of Auckland must stay home unless they are going to work, accessing essential services or ex…

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