New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday said Auckland, the country’s largest city, would be placed under a seven-day lockdown starting Sunday after a case of a community of coronoviruses of unknown origin was registered.
He told a news conference that the rest of New Zealand would be thrust into Level 2 restrictions limiting public ceremonies.
In mid-February, around 2 million residents of Auckland were suddenly immersed in a three-day lockdown following a family diagnosis of three of the most communicable versions of COVID-19 in the UK.
The infected person went to the gym and other crowded places on Friday afternoon after undergoing tests.
The imprisonment was decided after confirmation on this Saturday, a new local detachment of the man who went to do a test yesterday afternoon to detect the virus; And he later went to the gym and other public places with great influx.
Oceanic health officials have not been able to specify where the person may have been infected, which began showing signs of the disease on Tuesday.
Epidemic management in New Zealand is considered the best in the world
Ardern indicated that it was a “cause for concern” that the patient had taken the virus for a week and was not placed in voluntary isolation.
The general director of health, Ashley Bloomfield, indicated that they had proceeded to conduct tests on nearest relatives.
New Zealand, whose management of the epidemic is considered one of the best in the world, has accumulated a total of 2,372 Kovid-19 infections since the epidemic began, including a potentially classified 356 cases and 26 deaths.