Prime Minister New ZealandJacinda Ardern, I ordered this Tuesday Three-day imprisonment for more than five million residents of the countryAfter discovering a case of community transmission in the city of Auckland, The first since February 28.
The scale that is given due to the fear that the case detected today is with a delta variable, It will take effect at midnightAnd Although approximately 1.7 million people are in Auckland, New Zealand’s most populous city, with over 1,600 in the neighboring Coromandel Peninsula They are held for seven days.
“We only have one chance. We have to act strong and early to stop broadcasting,” Jacinda Ardern, whose management of the COVID-19 virus has been praised around the world, told reporters in Wellington in justifying the confinement.
Under the health order, New Zealanders will only be allowed to leave their homes Wear a mask and keep two meters away from another person. To do the shopping, exercise and take tests To detect COVID-19, among other underlying causes.
CEO healthy new zealand, aAnd Shelley Bloomfield explained at the press conference that the 58-year-old had contracted the virus, who traveled to the Coromadel Peninsula for the weekend, his contagious period began last Thursday.
“While this case has been identified in Auckland, it requires all of us to be part of the answer. It is a national issue.” Note the medical reference.
Since the start of the pandemic, New Zealand has collected more than 2,900 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 26 deaths and 43 active cases, nearly all of them in quarantine centres.
New Zealand authorities last week accelerated a vaccination campaign, which I started last February with border workers and started vaccinating doses from Pfizer For the general population of more than 5 million at the end of July.
The executive intends to complete the vaccination of the target population before the end of the year to reopen its borders, which were closed in March 2020, Starting in the first quarter of 2021 through an individual plan that weighs the risks of the international traveler’s country of origin and immunization status.
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