Ardern reveals 'unprecedented' travel restrictions, all visitors to New Zealand to self-isolate

14/03/2020 7:46:00 AM

Ardern reveals 'unprecedented' travel restrictions, all visitors to New Zealand to self-isolate

Coronavirus, Covid-19

Ardern reveals 'unprecedented' travel restrictions, all visitors to New Zealand to self-isolate

Anyone entering New Zealand from midnight (local time) on Sunday will be required to self-isolate for 14 days in an attempt to combat coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces.

"As of midnight tonight, we're issuing to all cruise ships not to come to New Zealand until at least 30 June 2020, that is for incoming cruise ships, at which time the directive will be reviewed," she said.The news will have implications for a number of Australian sporting leagues and events, and already the remaining two games of Australia's three-match ODI series with New Zealand have been called off, as well as Australia's upcoming tour of the country.

Earlier, a national remembrance service for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks was cancelled because of concerns about COVID-19.The Government said it was taking what it called a"precautionary approach" because the event, scheduled for Sunday, was expected to attract a large crowd with many travelling from around New Zealand and from overseas.

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What we cant find out is if visitors already in NZ over 70 with underlying health issues should return to Scotland now or wait? My parents need to get the correct advice UKGovScotland BorisJohnson And NewZealand with jacindaardern sets the bar for the world yet again. Simple and logical!! MAKES THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT LOOK VERY STUPID AGAIN!

This adds to her already woeful border policies on immigration and refugee intake. That's one way to stop crim deportations from Oz 🤔 Refugees are not visitors Jacinda, let them in! Leaders lead she should have done this over a month ago Is she going to Self Actualize into her Alter Ego, AOC of the U.S Democrat Party?

i wish i had a NZ passport it looks like its going to be the only 5 eyes nation not plague ridden in 2 months time This is what every country should have done. Very disappointed our country Australia didn’t do this while we could but rather wait for WHO to advise. Now Australia needs to shut states, business & schools ASAP before our cases become out of control ScottMorrisonMP

Australia and New Zealand play at empty SCGAustralia and New Zealand meet in an ODI behind closed doors at the SCG — Australia's first match to take place under such restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the footie..no problems ScottMorrisonMP Lets see if the ABC can go through the rest of today & not report on it's Twitter Feed, the ASX's remarkable recovery 😉😉. Now lets see if the NRL is capable if making it's own decision!

Showing the way to responsibly deal with a public health crisis with sound judgmental a clear capacity to lead COVID19Aus COVID2019uk CoronaOutbreak cor Arden: Leadership, responsibility, integrity. 👍 Scomo: 🔥💩 Why is there no coverage of the Hillsong events. 1000s of people in close contact, from all over the world.

Closing the borders would make more sense. Do you really think that people will self isolate? We are getting to the same people we've seen fight over toilet paper recently. Why can’t Australia do the same?! So closed borders are a good thing now? Ummm ok. So how is that monitored? Ridiculous Brave and responsible the people come first not the greedy banks etc and rich donors

This is how leadership looks like! Would be a good idea for Oz, before community spread infection increases.

Australia-New Zealand ODI to be played in closed SCGToday's cricket match at the SCG will be closed to fans as other sports also make adjustments due to the coronavirus crisis. wutube And the Hobart one too. wutube I hope record crowd will attend Aust V Newzeland. People always show lot of interest between these 2 Nebour countries. I think Australia & Newzeland are as same level like India & Pakistan. Means coconut, Black from outside and white from inside. wutube Closed SCG?

Scott Morrison, did you hear it? Please adopt the same measures ASAP! Meanwhile Adern government is failing in New Zealand and the reliance on New Zealand First will eventually see labour stymied from implementing its policies. The fact is that the Nationals are no better. We need this in Australia right now. We have a small window of opportunity. NZ sees it, why can't we? coronapocalypse

New Zealand eclipses Australia - again. No restrictions, it’s self isolation, good luck with that. This. 🙏 Come on Australia- 2 weeks at home, mandatory 2 weeks for travellers for next 3 months, we slow this thing right down. All we can do is give our medical system a fighting chance. Continual haphazard cancellations are not the answer, & don’t help collective anxiety.

I knew she was a closet racist. Except the vet and dentist Great idea, why Australia is not doing it is beyond me who, please advice all countries to follow the steps of NZ. Let's stop running from pillar to post. Let's exercise staggered or total lockdown worldwide, with mandatory 2 weeks quarantine for all travellers on arrival in EVERY country? coronavirus COVID19 CancelEverything

Australia v New Zealand - Cricket match centreJoin us at Sydney Cricket Ground for Australia v New Zealand cricket live scores as part of Australia v New Zealand ODI Series 2020 - Nine Wide World of Sports BULL💩 no crowds AUSvNZ AUSvNZ What a shame Foxtel has the rights can't go watch it live, can't watch it on FTA TV, can't afford to have Foxtel. guess i'm shit outta luck. oh wait.. can't find toilet paper cause idiots bought it all in a panic.

Sweet as bro Ardern should be the World’d PM decisive, compassionate and acts. A rello was going on holiday TODAY to Fiji and NZ.... I hope it was NZ first.... he was only going to NZ for a week!!!! What leadership looks like: Ardern gets it right, again. ScottMorrisonMP your move. This should be enforced for Australia too. The problem is not going to be the percentage of deaths, but the shortage of equipment such as ventilators for people struggling to breathe.

AUSTRALIA HAS TO DO THE SAME NOW!!! we have more cases than them and thry r taking better action than us! I love that woman. We need that kind of leadership here. Not the wet pile of rags serving as our “government”. Might seem extreme atm, but after everything this when they have the lowest infection rate in the world it won’t seem so silly

Given most cases in Australia seem to be people returning from overseas and there is yet little community transmission, seems like smart policy and leadership to me.

New Zealand cancels mosque shooting memorial over virus fearA national memorial in New Zealand to commemorate the 51 people who were killed when a gunman attacked two mosques one year ago has been cancelled due to concern over the new coronavirus Will she apologise for letting them in so they are now dead? She should apologise for opening the borders with her globalist mates, they’d be alive now if she hadn’t. I feel sad for the NZ Citizens too! She could have worn a burka & a mask would have been fine...

You know why Singapore, Japan and HongKong can contain the virus in a limited time? They close all the schools. They cancel all the events. They teach people to wear the masks and avoid unnecessary social contact. They encourage work from home. This makes a lot more sense than events bans. Learn from France, Danish, Canada and other countries who took precautionary measures! Listen to the medical professionals! Close all the schools and universities! Encourage work from home mode. Travel ban EU, UK and USA!

yeah that's really stupid Considering NZ has much less confirmed case than AU, their government are take the precautionary and necessary measures to avoid the deadly virus widespread. Please follow the suit, PM! She all show. RACIST XENOPHOBE! So, I am guessing that CoNZealand is now cancelled? Yeah because self isolation is SO effective 🙄🙄

Please do the same thing for all Australian people!

Coronavirus won't stop Christchurch remembrance service, PM Jacinda Ardern saysJacinda Ardern says the lack of community transmission of coronavirus means New Zealand's national service for the 15 March terror attack can continue. Eek. Maybe it’s better to err on the side of caution, imho Maybe NZ should be financing you instead of sucker Australians you continue to attack Distractions for bad performance of minority government.

Has she hugged a virus sufferer yet ? This is what we should have done from the beginning. We should implement this strategy now. She is brave, responsible, and very good One PM who is taking the health and well being of her constituents seriously. Once again, this is what real leadership looks like. Self isolate..powerful!

Can this women get any uglier? Hillsong would never let ScottyFromMarketting do this! Well, that's a bit obvious really. Bit like the rest of the world. She's like a sonic boom. What about asylum seekers ?

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Time to step up ScottMorrisonMP That's what our leadership would do here, IF WE HAD ANY What leadership looks like

Breaking down the latest news and research to understand how the world is living through an epidemic, this is the ABC's Coronacast.A fan wearing a gas mask has waited outside the SCG's locked gates and cameramen have clapped in a bid to create atmosphere during Australia's first sporting event held behind closed doors due to coronavirus.Larger text size Very large text size The Australian men’s team’s one-day international series against New Zealand, beginning on Friday at the SCG, will be played in empty stadiums as part of measures implemented by Cricket Australia to deal with the coronavirus crisis.2 0.

"As of midnight tonight, we're issuing to all cruise ships not to come to New Zealand until at least 30 June 2020, that is for incoming cruise ships, at which time the directive will be reviewed," she said. The news will have implications for a number of Australian sporting leagues and events, and already the remaining two games of Australia's three-match ODI series with New Zealand have been called off, as well as Australia's upcoming tour of the country. Both captains still exchanged hand shakes at the toss, but interviews were done via the spidercam to ensure a 2-metre buffer zone. Earlier, a national remembrance service for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks was cancelled because of concerns about COVID-19. ODI cricket will be played in a closed stadium today. The Government said it was taking what it called a"precautionary approach" because the event, scheduled for Sunday, was expected to attract a large crowd with many travelling from around New Zealand and from overseas. On the field, players at least tried to carry on as if it was business as usual after being told of the new measures late on Thursday night. "This is a pragmatic decision. In-swinging yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.

We're very saddened to cancel, but in remembering such a terrible tragedy, we shouldn't create the risk of further harm being done," Ms Ardern said. But the reality was that all was not normal. The remaining games in the Sheffield Shield will go ahead. "March 15 now becomes an opportunity for every New Zealander to reflect in their own way on the events of a year ago. I encourage everyone to take time on Sunday to remember and to recommit to the values of inclusion and love demonstrated so clearly a year ago. Just silence and some words of encouragement to bowler Jimmy Neesham." . “We believe this is the right decision to minimise the risk of public exposure to the coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic on Thursday.