Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressing the media this afternoon announced extension of Auckland's Alert Level 3 lockdown status for 12 days, to be ended at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26. 

The rest of New Zealand too will continue to remain in Alert Level  2 for the same period. The cabinet will meet on Friday, August 21 to review the lockdown status of the country.

PM Ardern confirmed the wage subsidy will be extended nationwide and Minister of Finance will speak more at the conference later today.

More to come.