Live Covid-19 updates: Lockdown decision today

Many businesses are closed during Alert Level 4 restrictions. Photo: John Borren/SunLive.

Once again, the nation will be waiting for 3pm to find out what the Government has decided about the current Level 4 lockdown.

As it stand now, Level 4 restrictions are expected to be lifted at 11.59pm tonight for most of New Zealand.

Auckland and Coromandel are to remain in Level 4 until 11.59pm on Tuesday.

However, that could all change following a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are expected to front media at 3pm to  announce any Alert Level decisions taken by Cabinet and provide an update in regards to the current Covid-19 outbreak

Ministry of Health data shows just 141 people were in managed quarantine yesterday morning - fewer than half of the country's cases of Covid-19.

The number of community cases is 277, and at the border, 37 returnees have the virus.

The figures show 46 people with Covid-19 are self-isolating, 13 are in hospital, and 114 are in a category called 'other' - which RNZ is seeking clarification of.

The ministry has not said whether there is a hold-up getting people into quarantine once they test positive, saying only that it often gets evening referrals so it can't transfer them the same day.

A second Auckland quarantine hotel is opening today.

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