New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that the country's biggest city, Auckland, will be put into a seven-day lockdown from Sunday after a coronavirus community case of unknown origin was recorded.
This raised the possibility that the infection had been acquired in the community.
This evening the Ministry of Health released a new locations of interest list with times and dates the case visited while potentially infectious. They visited a number of high-risk places, including a supermarket, a gym and the Manukau Institute of Technology.
Ardern and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield announced the alert level change at a hastily-arranged press conference after an emergency Cabinet meeting on Saturday evening.
'We do have the ability to take enforcement action if we need to, ' she said adding that people needed to feel comfortable coming forward.
The cluster is centred around Papatoetoe High School, and the new case, a 21-year-old male, is reportedly the older brother of a student at that school.
She said she didn't want to create an environment where anyone was nervous to get a test. He is being regarded as having been infectious since last weekend.
In mid-February, the city was plunged into a three-day lockdown after three members of a family tested positive for the highly infectious United Kingdom strain of Covid. Anyone experiencing unusual muscle aches should consider these a Covid-19 symptom and contact Healthline.
Three new community cases were announced on Tuesday, connected to a south Auckland family who had previously tested positive for the virus.
Both Ardern and Bloomfield defended the decision to move Auckland out of lockdown on February 17 and to Level 1 on February 22.
Those who visited these locations were considered casual contacts and should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days, Bloomfield said.