There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community today.
This comes after a positive community case was detected in Auckland CBD yesterday.
In a press conference this afternoon, Director of Public Health Caroline McElnay said genomic sequencing shows that case has been directly linked to the recent case of a defence worker at the Jett Park Motel.
The Auckland student’s three close contacts have all tested neegative for Covid-19.
Hipkins said Auckland remains at alert level 1 and the CBD can reopen.
Dr McElnay said there were four new cases today, one in managed isolation and three historical cases.
The Health Ministry has directed all people who attended locations of interest in Auckland at key times to get tested for Covid-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms.
The Auckland case reported yesterday is a student and retail worker who lives next to the Grand Millennium managed isolation hotel.