New Zealand PM Ardern extends lockdown in Auckland till 21 September

A COVID-19 lockdown remains in place as an outbreak of cases affects New Zealand
A COVID-19 lockdown remains in place as outbreak of cases affects New Zealand
FILE PHOTO: A normally busy street is deserted during the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall

September 13, 2021

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s largest city Auckland will remain under lockdown to beat the spread of the delta version of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

Auckland will remain in strict Alert Level 4 lockdown until midnight on 21 September, after which it will move to Alert Level 3, Ardern said at a news conference.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Kim Koghil)

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