Infectious diseases expert predicts Alert Level 3 could be 'slightly different'

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Fri, 27 Aug 2021, 7:50AM
A man is tested for Covid-19. (Photo / Greg Bowker)
A man is tested for Covid-19. (Photo / Greg Bowker)

Infectious diseases expert predicts Alert Level 3 could be 'slightly different'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Aug 2021, 7:50AM

Some parts of the country could be about to move from one form of lockdown, to another. 

Cabinet will meet today to discuss whether to move most of the country out of Alert Level Four from midnight tonight. 

 Auckland, the epicentre of the outbreak -- will remain at Level Four until at least Tuesday night. 

Otago University infectious diseases expert David Murdoch told Kate Hawkesby other parts of the country, particularly the South Island, are likely to move to looser restrictions. 

"It's likely to be Alert Level 3. I think the Alert level 3 might be slightly different from before, we've learned a lot about the virus as time has gone on." 

There are now 277 cases in the current outbreak, and there's a growing list of more than 20-thousand contacts and 500 locations of interest. 

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