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Live Covid updates: two additional community cases

Empty streets in Tauranga.

Two new community cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this morning.

North Shore Hospital is taking action after it was confirmed a patient, who has now tested positive, was treated there.

The hospital has closed its emergency department and short stay surgical unit.

NZ Post has also confirmed a positive case this morning - a temporary member of their processing team working at their Auckland Operations Centre in Highbrook.

In a statement it says the worker was last at work on Monday and they have not attended work since they became sick.

Meanwhile, the country will learn the government's plans for the lockdown outside Auckland and Coromandel this afternoon.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce the decision at 3pm after a Cabinet meeting to discuss the current settings.

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