12 August 2020 – Second ‘lockdown’ announced with Level 3 restrictions introduced

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: PM, Cabinet, DG Health

Overview: After detection of community outbreak, PM announces a second ‘lockdown’ for the country (Level 3, second most stringent level of restrictions).
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/new-zealands-alert-levels-are-changing-at-12-noon-on-wednesday-12-august/

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, outbreak – 4 related cases detected in the community
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: Testing revealed 4 cases, tracing underway