Dr Ashley Bloomfield has confirmed no new cases in the community since the two cases reported last evening. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are holding a media conference after the country's alert levels went up this morning.

Auckland is back at alert level 3 this morning, while the rest of the country has moved to alert level 2 following two new Covid-19 community cases that could not be directly linked to earlier cases.

Ardern made the announcement at a briefing at 9pm last night saying that the alert level changes would come in from 6am today and would be in place for seven days.

This morning the government confirmed genomic sequencing showed the latest community case of Covid-19 in Auckland is linked to the South Auckland cluster.

More to come.