New Zealand News again for its good results in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic: the country 103 consecutive days without local cases from COVID-19. A specialist explained that the state relied on three basic keys to contain the second wave: permanent testing, compliance with the isolations of close contacts, and progress in the vaccination campaign.
According to the data of the Ministry of Health, the country did not record any cases outside the managed isolation from February 28 to June 10. He broke his previous record of 102 days No community transmission, which was established in August last year.
The impressive streak was broken last when a mysterious outbreak In south Auckland, with 179 cases, whose origin remains a mystery.
Microbiologist Dr Seoksi Wells told New Zealand Things The 103-day period is an “opportunity to be thankful” for New Zealand’s standing as a country and to thank those who do the “hard work” at the borders and in isolation and quarantine facilities.
Wells said that “we must all be prepared” in the event of another outbreak of Covid-19, as countries such as Taiwan and Fiji prove that New Zealand “is not immune to future cases”.
In recent days, ten cases of coronavirus have been recorded in travelers who are subject to administered isolation. Four of the cases that arrived from Iraq via Qatar on May 26, after travelers tested positive on the 11th and 12th days of quarantine, will be investigated.
According to local protocol, health authorities must investigate any cases discovered after the third day. The other six cases arrived in the past week, with routes including the Philippines, via Singapore and Russia, via the United Arab Emirates and India, and via Qatar.
New infections bring the total number of active cases in New Zealand to 22.
Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernThe 40-year-old pledged to vaccinate this month after the New Zealand government got the shot Million doses of Pfizer.
Last month, Ardern said he wanted to “prioritize those who are most vulnerable or most vulnerable, but also show that I take it as a priority and be safe.”
The New Zealand National Immunization Program is working in The pace is too slowIt ranks 119th in the world for the first doses distributed per person.
“Vaccines will allow us to continue to vaccinate groups 1, 2 and 3, while giving us the certainty necessary to begin rolling out the general population as planned,” said local Health Minister Chris Hepkins.
Auckland is the best city in the world to live in
The pandemic has shaken the weekly ranking of the best cities to live in The Economist , with a decline in the European ranking and a rise in Australia, Japan or New Zealand due to its measures against Covid-19, according to a study.
Leading Auckland study Annually in cities where life is fun out of a total of 140, according to a 2021 edition published this Wednesday, followed by Osaka in Japan, Adelaide in Australia, Tokyo and Wellington in New Zealand.
“Auckland climbed to the top of the rankings thanks to its successful approach to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing the community to stay open and the city to achieve better results in terms of education, culture and the environment,” reads the press release accompanying the study.
On the contrary, “European cities in particular achieved a modest result in this year’s edition. Vienna, considered the most enjoyable city between 2018 and 2020, fell to 12th place, while Hamburg in Germany fell from 34 to 47.
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