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Auckland family who tested positive to Covid-19 have connections across city

The South Auckland family who tested positive to Covid-19 yesterday in New Zealand's first instance of community transmission in over 100 days have connections across Auckland.

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1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver has this update from the city’s south. Source: Breakfast

Four members of the family of six recorded positive Covid-19 tests, authorities announced yesterday. Because of this Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at noon today for three days with the rest of New Zealand moving into Level 2.

Speaking on TVNZ1's Breakfast, 1 NEWS' Barbara Dreaver outlined details about the Pasifika family.

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The father, a man in his 50s, works the night shift at a facility in South Auckland that has links to Auckland airport. Three of his colleagues are currently awaiting their Covid-19 test results.

His wife works in a central Auckland suburb and was tested for Covid-19 at a GP in West Auckland, which has closed its doors.

Their daughter goes to a primary school in Mt Albert.

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The family of six have connections all around the locked-down city – and outside of it. Source: 1 NEWS

Health Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed work colleagues of one of the infected family members are also showing Covid-19 symptoms. There are reports at least two co-workers could be affected.