Coronavirus: New Zealand to extend lockdown in Auckland for another 12 days
New Zealand's largest city is to remain in lockdown for another 12 days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
Auckland had already been in lockdown for three days after an outbreak of coronavirus was discovered there.
They were the first cases in New Zealand in more than three months.
Authorities are investigating whether shipping workers were the source of the outbreak, which has now grown to 30 people.
Health officials do not believe the virus was lurking undetected in the community for months but believe it started with a returning traveller or a border worker.
All but one of the cases in the outbreak are linked, most through family or work connections.
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