The lockdown of New Zealand is set to spread in the North Island amid a coronavirus outbreak.
The current limitations will now remain in place until Wednesday 26 August.
This means the level of alert remains at level three for Auckland and level two for New Zealand.
Premier Jacinda Ardern made the announcement after a Cabinet meeting on Friday afternoon.
“There is nothing to suggest we need to move to a level four lockdown at this stage,” she said.
She also pointed out that the restrictions aimed to be able to return to level one as soon as possible.
The Prime Minister also announced that the wage subsidy of the country will be increased to help protect the jobs of New Zealander in the midst of three constraints.
On Friday, NZ reported a further 13 cases, 12 confirmed and one probable.
After 102 days without community transmission the country has been rattled by a coronavirus outbreak.
The cluster emerged on Tuesday after a positive test for the virus by a family from South Auckland.
One event is now dated back to 31 July.
This person was an American employee, where Tuesday’s cluster also has a family member working.
The new cases of the virus had a different genome sequence, she also reported, indicating it was ‘new’ to the region.
“This suggests this is not a case of the virus being dormant or being a burning ember in our community,” Ardern said.
“It appears to be new to New Zealand.”
The cluster is now 38 people and has spread as far as two hours south of Auckland to Tokoroa.
New Zealand currently has 48 active cases of coronavirus.