New Zealand’s COVID-19 outbreak has been linked to the NSW cluster but there are questions as to how the virus spread to the country.
Genome sequencing has linked all COVID cases in Auckland to the Delta variant and the Bondi cluster.
Six new infections were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the total to seven in New Zealand.
A male colleague of the original case reported on Tuesday is among these, as of three of his flatmates but it is not yet known how the original case came to be infected.
There are two venues of concern, the Auckland Central Church of Christ at Freemans Bay after a positive case attended Sunday service, and is Auckland SkyCity Casino.
From Wednesday, anyone of the age of 40 can book a vaccine appointment but for now, it is hoped a strict lockdown will contain the outbreak.
A mask mandate has been introduced at all essential stores and on public transport.