Live Covid-19 updates for Monday, March 1

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: RNZ.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the new community cases in Auckland had contact with another family during the level 3 lockdown earlier in February.

"We have now confirmed how our latest case M and N came to be infected with Covid-19. That is because they had contact with another family that we had indentified as part of the Papatoetoe cluster during level 3."

Ardern says the contact between the families was not disclosed to contact tracers prior to them going into quarantine.

She says she can't say why that wasn't disclosed, but it now explains how the infection came about.

She is urging people to follow health advice and Covid-19 protocols, and does not think this family wilfully ignored advice.

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Posted on 01-03-2021 17:41 | By morepork

100%. Hear! Hear! Ankle bracelets should definitely be in place.

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Posted on 01-03-2021 08:29 | By hapukafin

it only took one person to break the rules and our largest city is in lockdown as confirmed this morning.Millions of taxpayers dollors invoived.Prosecution should be laid ,ankle bracelet be used to enforce home isolation.Keep AKL isolated to keep the rest of NZ safe..

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