New Zealand has a population of 5 million people
The New Zealand government announced that New Zealand recently suspended its joint flights with Western Australia on Friday due to the outbreak of the Corona virus in the latter country.
“As stipulated in our bubble protocols, travel between New Zealand and Western Australia has been suspended,” the New Zealand executive said in a statement, specifying that they expect more information about the situation. The rest of the Australian states are not affected by this decision.
The decision was made after Western Australia announced a three-day lockdown for the Perth and Bell regions from midnight Friday to Saturday after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.
New Zealand, with a population of 5 million, has been highlighted for its successful strategy against the coronavirus, with only 2,600 cases and 26 deaths since the first infection was known.“
Local media reported that a man in his 50s traveled to Melbourne from Perth on Wednesday and tested positive for the virus early on Friday.
“I spent five days in Perth and now we have to assume that it is contagious,” Agence France-Presse quoted Mark McGowan, Prime Minister of Western Australia, as saying.
New Zealand and Australia launched quarantine-free travel corridors on April 18.
New Zealand, with a population of 5 million, has been highlighted for its successful strategy against the coronavirus, with only 2,600 cases and 26 deaths since the first infection was known.
For its part, Australia recorded a total of 29,639 infections, 37 of them in the last day, while a total of 910 people in the country died from the Corona virus.
Although the numbers differ, both surrounding countries have strategies that are considered successful in treating the epidemic.
After peaking last August, with 715 injuries, Australia has had fewer than 10 injuries since September with few exceptions.
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