New Zealand extends lockdown until August 31 to curb coronavirus

New Zealand extends lockdown until August 31 to curb coronavirus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she will extend the lockdown until August 31.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardernannounce it It will extend until August 31 the detention scheduled at the national level To contain the re-emergence of the coronavirus associated with delta variable.

source of infection in Last week Auckland finished six straight months without injuries Places to work in this country, one of the few COVID-19-free places in the world for a long time.

70 new cases linked to this outbreak were reported on FridayThat brings the total to 347, although there are signs of disagreement, according to Ardern.

“We are witnessing the beginning of a stagnation of cases… Our task is to continue this hard effort,” the minister was quoted by AFP as saying.

The outbreak in Auckland ended last week for six consecutive months without local infections
The outbreak in Auckland last week ended six straight months without local infections.

The Prime Minister indicated that the national confinement imposed on August 17 will remain in effect until August 31.

After that, restrictions will be reduced slightly in most parts of the country except for the city of Auckland, which is the focus of nearly all cases, and the neighboring Northland region.

New Zealand is pursuing a strategy to eliminate the virus in the country with strict border controls and tight closures when local infections are detected.

Thanks to this, it only regrets 26 deaths among its 5 million residents.

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