Why are we in lock down? We are in lock down because of covid-19. Covid-19 is a disease that is spreading all around the world and thousands of people are very ill, dying or dead. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared alert level 4 lock down on the 26th of March.This meant school’s closed, businesses are closed and only essential services are open. We have been asked to stay at home for four weeks. Staying home mean’s that we can’t go meet up with friends or go play on the playground. I feel like a hero because I am helping save lives by staying home.