All of New Zealand will enter an alert level 4 lockdown from 11:59pm tonight.

This will be for at least three days, although Auckland and the Coromandel are likely to be there for seven days.

This comes after a positive community case of COVID-19 was identified in Auckland and is now under investigation. This is a 58-year old male who recently travelled to the Coromandel, but has since returned to Auckland.

It is unsure whether this is the Delta variant, but it is highly likely to be considering the worldwide outbreak and those who are currently in MIQ.

A link between the case and the border, or a managed isolation and quarantine facility, has yet to be established.