New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown however eases some curbs

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WELLINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prolonged the extent 3 lockdown in its greatest metropolis Auckland on Monday, however mentioned some restrictions will ease.

Ardern mentioned from Wednesday Aucklanders will be capable to join with family members outside with not more than two households gathering at a time, as much as a most of 10 individuals.

Early childhood training will return and other people can even transfer round for recreation reminiscent of seaside visits and searching, she mentioned.

Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Tom Hogue

The normally bustling High Street in Auckland’s CBD is largely deserted during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021.  REUTERS/Fiona Goodall