NZ PM Ardern: Auckland alert level 3 to be extended by two weeks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced on Monday, the lockdown in the country’s greatest town of Auckland will be prolonged through two weeks.

Earlier on, the neighborhood media stated that the authorities is thinking about tightening restrictions in Auckland again, on the traces of a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown.

This comes as the South Pacific Island kingdom reviews a upward thrust in the covid cases, with 2.5% of its populace having managed to vaccinate in a single day.

Market reaction
NZD/USD is withdrawing on these headlines, as it trades at 0.7073, up 0.14% on the day, as of writing. The spot jumped to five-month highs of 0.7105 after NZ CPI upside surprise, which introduced the RBNZ charge hike expectations returned into play.


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