New Zealand moves to top level 4 alert over new COVID-19 case


WELLINGTON, Aug. 17 :New Zealand will move to the top level 4 alert from midnight after a positive COVID-19 case has been identified in the Auckland community, which is likely to be the Delta variant, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday.

The Alert Level will be reviewed after three days for all areas except Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula which are likely to remain at Level 4 for an initial period of seven days.