The coronavirus alert level 4 lockdown will finish in New Zealand in one week as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the nation will shift into the lighter alert level 3.
The Prime Minister has said that roughly a million people will be able to return to work under alert level 3, as long as they can exercise physical distancing and help to reduce the virus from spreading.
It comes as the Ministry of Health reported just nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand on Monday, bringing the total to 1440, and no change to the death toll of 12.
Alert level 3: What you can and can't do
- You are allowed to expand your 'bubble'
- Bars, cafes and restaurants closed
- Food delivery services available
- Travel still restricted to your local area
- You can swim and fish from the shore but cannot go out on a boat
- Public transport only allowed for travel to work or school
- Public venues remain closed
- Gatherings of up to 10 people allowed for weddings and funerals
- Retails stores to remain shut
- Employees asked to work from home if possible
- Kids can return to school if their parents need to go to work
- You still cannot go to the gym or get a haircut
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