New Zealand will maintain its current lockdown settings for 12 more days.
That would mean the current settings will be in place for 14 days - or one full incubation period.
The current settings will remain until 11.59pm on August 26, but Cabinet will review the settings on August 21, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just announced.
"There is nothing to suggest we need to move to a level 4 lockdown at this stage."
Auckland shouldn't be at level 3 for any longer than necessary.
"But it is wise to take a bit of extra time.
"Short and sharp is best."
She said Cabinet's decision today was unanimous.