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A prediction the status quo is likely to remain when it comes to Covid-19 alert levels in various parts of the country.
Cabinet will review the settings in Auckland and Waikato tomorrow.
New Zealand recorded 143 new community cases today - 135 in Auckland, 6 in Waikato and 2 in Northland.
Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says he doesn't think a move could be justified in Auckland because the numbers are still rising very steadily.
Professor Baker told The Weekend Collective there's a slightly higher possibility for the Waikato, however suspects Northland will stay put at level two, as will Christchurch given there's no evidence of any unknown chains of transmission.