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Auckland to head into week-long lockdown after new COVID-19 case detected: Ardern – Sydney Morning Herald

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a seven-day lockdown of Auckland after the emergence of a “mystery” case involving a man who moved through…



Ardern said the lockdown was in response to a new community case found on Saturday afternoon that did not have a clear link to a small cluster of cases already in the south of the city.
The new case, a 21-year-old man, lives with a student who attends a high school at the centre of a COVID-19 cluster that was discovered on February 14.
The man was meant to be isolating as a household contact after the school community had been instructed to isolate for two weeks, but he left his house multiple times…

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