Chris Hipkins: Situation in Auckland is improving

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 7:55AM
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Chris Hipkins: Situation in Auckland is improving

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 7:55AM

The signs are positive -- but it's too early to say if we've reached the peak, in the current outbreak of Covid-19. 

Only 53 new cases were reported yesterday, 30 fewer than the day before. 

Most of the country shifts to Level Three at midnight and Northland is likely to follow on Thursday night, but Auckland will face at least another two weeks under Level Four restrictions. 

Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Mike Hosking Auckland's situation appears to be improving, but it's too early to know for sure.  

"We are seeing far fewer cases coming through now who were active in the community, faster linkages when new cases are identified." 

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