Reuters reported on Sunday that Auckland will adopt coronavirus lockdown measures after a new and more infectious British coronavirus has been found in New Zealand’s largest city.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the blockade late on Saturday, saying it would last for a week. Arden said that a person has been infected with the strain for about a week and has not been quarantined.
According to Reuters, she said at a press conference: “It is very likely that there will be more cases in the community.”
She added: “Despite our best efforts so far, the recent case should have started operating when there was no one.”
This island country has always been one of the most successful virus-infected countries, quickly blocking borders or blocking cities when new virus clusters appeared.
In mid-February, the UK variant was discovered for the first time in New Zealand, which prompted them to place a three-day home order. In New Zealand, officials have linked at least 1
Under the new measures, people will be restricted from going out to work and shopping. All public places in the city will be closed, and other parts of the country will also be restricted by public gatherings. According to Reuters, several sporting events have been postponed or changed, including the America’s Cup sailing regatta originally scheduled to be held on Sunday, as well as the 20th century international cricket competition to be held privately in Wellington.
Since the pandemic last year, New Zealand has recorded a total of 26 deaths, with only more than 2,000 viral infections.