Three-day Auckland lockdown

A statement from Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly about the three-day Auckland lockdown.

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Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, has convened an urgent meeting with Chief Health Officers of states open to New Zealand Green Zone flights (NSW, Qld and Victoria) to discuss the three-day lockdown in Auckland.

It was decided at this meeting today that all flights originating in New Zealand will be classified as Red Zone flights for an initial period of 72 hours from 12.01am on 15 February.

As a result of this, all people arriving on such flights originating within this three-day period will need to go into 14 days of supervised hotel quarantine.

No flights are due to arrive in Australia from New Zealand tonight (14 February).

States will determine how to manage people who have already arrived in Australia from New Zealand and who may pose a risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.

The National Incident Room will assist states and territories by seeking relevant flight manifests.

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee will consider further updates from New Zealand tomorrow and provide advice to the Chief Medical Officer regarding the management of travel arrangements between New Zealand and Australia.


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