New Zealand will lift social distancing restrictions across the country from Thursday, officials have announced.
Auckland will reduce restrictions to Level Two, its second-lowest level, while the rest of the country will be reduced to Level One.
The Wednesday announcement comes as testing uncovered three new Covid-19 cases – including two locally transmitted infections, linked to a family cluster in Auckland.
A mother, father and daughter from the same household tested positive for the virus, authorities announced Sunday.
Restrictions were increased Sunday in a snap lockdown following the discovery of a cluster of cases of the UK variant.
New Zealand has recorded a total of 1,984 confirmed cases, 49 of which are still active.
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