Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is addressing media after a meeting of Cabinet on the level 4 national response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
There are 39 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 28 new probable cases in New Zealand, bringing the country to a total of 1106, the Health Ministry announced this afternoon.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said 13 people were in hospital, and three were in ICU – one in Wellington and two in Auckland. One of the people in ICU is in a critical condition.
There are now 12 significant clusters, with 72 cases linked to Marist College in Auckland. The cluster associated with a wedding in Bluff now has 62 cases, and the Matamata cluster has 58.
Watch the PM’s media conference, due to start at 4pm, here: