New Zealand has recorded 26 deaths attributed to Covid-19, out of about 2,300 cases, since the start of the pandemic.
New Zealand on Wednesday ended this three-day lockdown in The city of Auckland, the most populous and economical capital in the country, after authorities said the coronavirus outbreak that triggered the measure was under control.
The lockdown, the first in nearly six months in Auckland, It was imposed on Sunday evening, after three cases were discovered in the city, including the first two types in a British country of the virus, which is more contagious.
And Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the tests of the relatives of the three infected people, who are from the same family, came back negative, with the exception of three people who have been isolated.
“It appears that we do not have a generalized epidemic, but simply a small chain of transmission that can be controlled through our normal contact tracing procedures,” Ardern was quoted by AFP as saying.
Although the lockdown is lifted this Wednesday at midnight, the city will continue to The second alert level, which prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people and requires the use of masks on public transport.
Individuals associated with a school attended by three of the positive cases must remain confined.
New Zealand, an Oceania country of 5 million people who has praised its management of the pandemic, has recorded 26 deaths attributed to Covid-19, out of about 2,300 cases.