The move to keep Auckland in Alert Level 4 for a further seven days – making it the longest stint in lockdown since the pandemic began – has been welcomed by health experts, who say we only have “one chance” to get the Covid-19 outbreak under control, Stuff reports. University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles said Kiwis only needed to look across the Tasman for evidence of what could happen “when you don’t nail it”. This was echoed by epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker, who said the current response “was the right one”.

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