ROME, Feb. 15 (Askanews) — The first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in New Zealand, about 60,000, which will be given as of Feb. 20 starting with border officials and people working in quarantine centres.
At the same time, a three-day siege began in Auckland after the discovery of the first outbreak of the virus with the British variant of the virus. A small enumeration of about two million residents in the largest city in the country. Schools and non-essential businesses are closed from today for 72 hours and there is a ban on leaving the city unless there is a real need.
“Basically what we want people to do is stay at home – Prime Minister Jacinda Adern explained – and so for the next 72 hours, if you’re in Auckland, please stay home. However, if you’re doing work for which you can work from home and not doing work in public so we ask that you follow all public health guidelines.”
Health authorities are completing tests on people who have tested positive, three; Their contacts are currently negative and there is hope for a rapid lifting of containment. But we wonder how this alternative got to the country that seemed to have almost completely eradicated the virus. The three are father, mother and daughter. The woman works for a company that supplies linen and food for international flights.
It is the first containment in nearly six months in New Zealand, and has been praised globally for its ability to respond to the pandemic.