There are 52 confirmed with 30 probable cases of Covid-19, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says. That brings the total number of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand to 950.
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The limits on social gatherings under level 2 will be increased to 100 from midday on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
More than $900,000 will go towards a programme connecting 100 young people with local employers and jobs.