New Zealand has also managed to contain a delta wave

New Zealand has also managed to contain a delta wave

After three weeks of strict lockdown – imposed by the government on August 17 – only 13 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in New Zealand today: the epidemic appears to be under control. Thanks to the restrictions respected by the citizens and the vaccination campaign.

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Cases of the new coronavirus in New Zealand continue to decline, with 13 new infections recorded in the latest bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health. For the sixth day in a row, new daily infections were below 21, which is clearly a very encouraging sign in a country that is still in the middle of winter, and therefore it is reasonable to expect a decrease in infections in the coming months, which will be more moderate. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, welcomed the latest data on the epidemic with moderate optimism, announcing, among other things, that 250,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine sent from Spain would arrive in the next few days, which would allow the vaccination campaign. Continue at a good pace.

The containment of infection in New Zealand is mainly due to the severe restrictions imposed by the governmentOn August 17, the country went into lockdown again after only one case of COVID-19 was identified in the population. Tighter restrictions have been imposed in the Auckland and Coromandel regions, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in an address to the nation, made it clear: “The spread of the delta variant represents a tipping point because it is much more contagious than those circulating. Far away… This means we have to be very strict. To stop it. We’ve clearly seen what happens if we let the virus run. Our only chance is to shut down.” So all New Zealanders were asked to “take refuge in a bubble” that included only family members. For weeks, citizens were able to leave home only to buy food and medicine, go to the hospital or do physical activity individually, but less than a month later, the results were out for all to see: the delta variant, which in total has caused the world hundreds of thousands of infections, and in New Zealand caused only 868 injuries. Only new cases are being recorded in the Auckland area, the only one that must remain in strict lockdown.

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