New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said Auckland will enter a seven-day lockdown after a new case of Covid-19 was confirmed.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that the country’s biggest city, Auckland, will be put into a seven-day lockdown from tomorrow after a coronavirus community case of unknown origin was recorded.
The city’s residents must stay at home except for essential shopping and work.
Schools and non-essential shops will close, and entry in and out of the city will be restricted.
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 two million residents were plunged into a snap three-day lockdown after a family of three were diagnosed with the more transmissible variant of Covid-19 which was first detected in the UK.
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Ms Ardern said there was “cause for concern” that the latest case involved a person who had been infectious for a week but had not been in isolation.
She blamed the creeping spread of community infection on people not isolating when they should have been.
In the latest case the person visited a doctor yesterday and then went to the gym.
“It’s frustrating,” Ms Ardern said. 
Authorities have the ability to take enforcement action against rule breakers but that needed to be balanced with ensuring people with symptoms came forward, the prime minister added.
“We will always weigh up, are we creating an environment where people will be open and honest?” she said.
“We are dealing with young people here and what we ask them to do is share with us their entire lives, and it’s very important that we have a situation where people are able and willing to do that.”
New Zealand has been widely praised for its handling of the pandemic, with just 25 deaths in a population of five million.