Covid-19: After 102 days, New Zealand sees new infections


WELLINGTON, August 11

New Zealand introduced on Tuesday it was shutting down its largest metropolis, Auckland, after 4 new circumstances have been found within the metropolis, the primary proof of home transmission after being Covid-free for 102 days. New Zealand’s profitable battle in opposition to Covid was hailed globally.

Curbs again in Auckland

Auckland will transfer to stage three restriction from Wednesday afternoon as a “precautionary approach”. People ought to avoid work and faculty, and gatherings will once more be restricted. — Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister

Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield stated the 4 circumstances have been inside one household in South Auckland. One individual is of their 50s. They had no historical past of worldwide journey. Family members have been examined and call tracing is below method.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated Auckland would transfer to stage three restriction from midday on Wednesday as a “precautionary approach”, which might imply folks ought to avoid work and faculty, and gatherings would once more be restricted. The restriction can be utilized for 3 days till Friday, which she stated can be sufficient time to evaluate the scenario, collect data and ensure there was widespread contact tracing. — Reuters



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