First COVID-19 shipment arrives in New Zealand: PM

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The first shipment of the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine has arrived in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a news conference.

The COVID-19 restrictions in Auckland and the rest of the country will remain for now and will be reviewed on Tuesday, she added.


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Auckland’s residents were plunged into a new three-day level 3 lockdown on Sunday while the rest of the country was put on level 2 restrictions after three new COVID-19 cases were detected in the city.

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