Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces phased end to Auckland restrictions; Waikato at level 3; rest of NZ stays at level 2

A NZ Herald article.

Aucklanders face another 4-8 weeks of restrictions, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has indicated.

Despite the first of a three-step plan to ease restrictions starting from 11.59pm on Tuesday, Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have emphasised Auckland is still in level 3.

Bloomfield said restrictions would ease in the region over four to eight weeks – meaning Aucklanders could be at level 3, albeit with some more freedoms, until the last week of November.

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