By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

For the second time in two weeks, Auckland, New Zealand (pop. 1.7 million) will go into lockdown mode after a case of COVID-19, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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The city will be at Alert Level 3 for the next 7 days. This came into effect at 6am on Sunday 28 February.

The patient developed symptoms on Tuesday and is regarded as having been potentially infectious since Sunday, officials said. The person has visited several public venues during that period.

“Based on this, we are in the unfortunate but necessary position to protect Aucklanders again,” Ardern said.

What does Alert Level 3 mean? In a nutshell, you legally must stay within your household bubble whenever you’re not at work or school. Do not invite or allow social visitors, such as friends and extended family to enter your home.

The lockdown will allow people to leave home only for essential shopping and essential work.

The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 for the next 7 days.

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