New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday announced a new one-week confinement in Auckland, the country’s most populous city (which isn’t, however, the capital, it is in Wellington). This confinement, which begins Sunday and continues until Sunday 7 March, was decided after the discovery of a cluster of unknown origin within the city. So residents will be forced to stay at home, except for essential shopping or jobs deemed essential.
Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference that the rest of New Zealand is subject to a Level 2 alert threshold, which is a restriction that specifically prohibits all public gatherings.
In mid-February, the city of Auckland, which has a population of nearly 2 million, was already put on flash lockdown for three days after a family of three was diagnosed with the most transmissible variant in the UK.
New Zealand is the developed country with the lowest number of Covid-19 cases during the first wave of the pandemic. With just over 2,000 cases and 26 deaths since the start of the crisis, The country is ranked by the Lowy Institute Like the “best studentTo the world in terms of health crisis management. Her healthy strategy, which is to strike quickly and hard as soon as she detects the slightest warning sign, appears to have proven effective so far.
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