13 Aug 2020

NZ family with Covid 'whakamā' about circumstances - councillor

From , 6:01 am on 13 August 2020

Auckland has gone into lockdown for three days, after four positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in one family. 

The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, delivered the news at an impromptu news conference at parliament on Tuesday evening. 

The Auckland family include one person who worked the night-shift at a cool store, another at a finance company and a child who  went to school in Mt Albert. 

Now, Auckland is in lock-down for at least three days, although essential businesses remain open. The rest of the country is at alert level 2. 

The Auckland Councillor for Manukau, Efeso Collins, says a return to lockdown is a devastating blow for the South Auckland community. 

Otara Health chairperson Efeso Collins.

Councillor Efeso Collins Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang