Live: A tale of two alert levels; Govt's mixed messages on vaccine supply

Author
Thomas Coughlan, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 10:13AM

Live: A tale of two alert levels; Govt's mixed messages on vaccine supply

Author
Thomas Coughlan, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 10:13AM

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Two weeks after going into lockdown Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will outline at 1pm how the country will operate in split alert levels from midnight.

It comes as the Government today delivered mixed messages about its vaccine stocks.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Newstalk ZB they were about to "ink a deal", however Ardern dubbed those reports "speculative" when talking to RNZ today.

Ardern is set to lead a press conference at 1pm today to announce details on how the country will operate under split alert level settings.

Auckland will remain in level 4 for two more weeks, while the rest of the country south of Auckland will move to Level 3 at midnight today.

All going well with testing, Ardern said yesterday Northland would move to level 3 at 11.59pm Thursday.

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