There are no plans to plunge Auckland back into lockdown after three new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the community on Tuesday.
Genomic sequencing has linked the first of the new cases, Case I - a student at Papatoetoe High School - to Case A, one of the original cases in the cluster and another student at the school.
The other two cases, Case J, a teenager, and Case K, an infant, are siblings and household contacts of Case I. Case J worked at Kmart in Botany on Friday and Saturday and health officials are urging anyone who was in the store at the time to isolate and get tested.
Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the Director-General of Health, said he was not "particularly concerned" about the new cases and there is "no indication" Auckland should shift back up the alert levels.
Cabinet decided it was safe for Auckland to move to alert level 1 on Monday after a week at both level 3 and level 2.
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