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More disappointment among Aucklanders after yet another announcement of an announcement from Jacinda Ardern today.
The Prime Minister said while case numbers have been rising, hospitalisations and ICU numbers have really happily stayed quite low, and still, Auckland has to wait another week before retailers can reopen their doors and meet in groups of 25.
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson told Heather du Plessis-Allan they’ve got to make sure they’ve got the balance right.
“Vaccination rates are increasing all the time and this gives us another week to pursue that. It also means that we can move forward with the further considerations around the impacts of what we’ve done with schools reopening and make sure that’s gone well.”