(MSN) – Despite the government encouraging Aucklanders to wear masks in public, many people are complaining they are getting "funny looks" for following the advice.
It comes after Auckland returned to alert level 3 and the rest of the country moved to level 2 on Wednesday, following the confirmation of renewed community transmission of COVID-19.
There was much debate over whether masks should be worn during the first lockdown, with some experts saying if they're used incorrectly they can do more harm than good.
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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initially advised Americans not to use a mask, before changing its tune and urging people to use one whenever they leave their homes.