Aucklanders can expect to move out of lockdown into the COVID-19 Protection Framework in just three weeks, Newshub reports. An Australian epidemiologist however, believes now may be the perfect time for Auckland to move to the traffic light system. Melbourne University professor Tony Blakely said the high number of people in the city with at least one jab should encourage health officials to ease restrictions and take advantage of the community’s “peak immunity”. Those who had been vaccinated some time ago would likely begin to see their immunity wane over the coming months, he said. Dr Blakely’s views were based on the experiences New South Wales and Victoria.