We had another —third so far—lockdown in Auckland from Valentine’s Day’s midnight, but luckily it lasted only three days as initially stipulated.
Auckland went from Level 1 to Level 3, 4 being most restrictive. The rest of New Zealand stayed at Level 1.
I was stressed not because the lockdown was abrupt but because it aggravated my ongoing low spirit due to sluggish progress on the two big, long-term plans for 2021 and beyond. Plus, it also upset the plans I had for my weekly off days.
But in the end, we eased one level down by Wednesday midnight, and further down to Level 1 by last night.
I see a small number of Covid-deniers and conspiracy theorists in this country, which is scary because what starts small can expand. On the bright side, border workers are getting vaccinated from last Saturday, which is great!
I am still wary, continuing to scan the Covid-tracer app even before this latest outbreak. I am avoiding large crowds, keeping a safe physical distance from people, and being mindful of hand hygiene. I stopped wearing a mask, though.
Overall, things are stable in this little part of the world under the sensible and stable political leadership we elected recently.
11:59 pm, 14-Feb-2021 Sunday
Auckland goes from lockdown Alert Level 1 to 3.
Rest of the NZ goes from Alert Level 1 to 2.
11:59 pm, 17-Feb-2021 Wednesday
Auckland goes down to lockdown Alert Level 2.
Rest of NZ goes down to lockdown Alert Level 1.
11:59 pm, 22-Feb-2021 Monday
All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1 – and a return to mostly normal lives – from midnight tonight.
Hope the normalcy continues…