New Zealand enforces mandatory quarantine

14/03/2020 7:29:00 AM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the measure on Saturday after an emergency meeting of cabinet.

New Zealand will require all international passengers - including returning Kiwis - to self-isolate for a fortnight as the country locks down to ward off the spread of coronavirus

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the measure on Saturday after an emergency meeting of cabinet.

"New Zealand will have the widest-ranging and toughest border restrictions of anyone in the world."New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.Credit:Getty ImagesAdvertisementArdern said the measure applied to people, and not goods, but exempt people arriving from the Pacific - a region largely devoid of the virus.

The decisions will take effect as of midnight, NZ time, on Sunday.Ardern also cancelled the national memorial to commemorate the 51 people who were killed when a gunman attacked two mosques one year ago as a precaution to avoid coronavirus infections. Thousands of people were expected to attend the Sunday service in Christchurch to mark the anniversary of the March 15 shooting.

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FuturesWeCreate why not close the border for a set duration Close your schools and public transport down Jacinda if your serious about safety ScottMorrisonMP Scotty from Marketing is a poor leader, Hawaii when the fires are consuming the states, Hillsong and An attempt to watch the NRL this week whilst major events shouldn’t be occurring. Mate enjoy your final months as PM

Just go down the hull and turn lift at the lift and then lift at counter number sivin!!!! Jacinda McFern is completely losing her mind and is non compis mendis de la Kiwi!!!! She needs to self isolate during the entire election program!!!! maurlind Only a week here. And voluntary of course... NZ getting it right again.

fruitoftheloom2 It's SELF isolation. How are they going to police it It will hurt, but the alternative is worse. Australia should do the same sammijain7 And where the fuck is our dear leader ScottMorrisonMP ? Thoughts and praying somewhere safe with plenty of toilet paper and immediate access to healthcare for himself and family?

They have a plan may sound drastic And how did NZ end up with such an articulate PM and Australia with an opportunist ScottyFomMarketing

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?

Yeah right like everyone who will have to self regulate will follow the rules Get back in the kitchen women. Has the moron said how she is going to police it? She is clueless Please can all the lefty blowhards who love Ardern so much do the rest of us a favour and jump on a plane to NZ tomorrow. It would be wicked bro!

Hello there. Q: so have you self isolated over 14 days ? A: are yep . Wonderful ! on your way. Right out of Monty Pythons flying Circus Well done NZ. Wise move 👌 GoldSuzie She is a legend. Can she be Australias PM, pretty plzzz with a cherry on top 🙏🍒🍰🎂🍨 Self isolate - what a joke. Like I will fine myself next time I break the speed limit. Wise up 🤔

We need same rule here! So, what Australia should have done weeks ago...

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.

Yet when Donald Trump unilaterally bans Europeans from entering the USA... Are Australians exempted? Newwayofdoing How are they going to police this? Easy to say but how can they enforce it. Impossible. I’ll bet Jacinda Adern wasn’t going to the Footy... Neigh says PM Ardern Who the fuck goes to New Zealand, anyway 3rdworldcountry

Strong leadership and good decision 👏 As absurd a policy as she is deranged person. What the hell is this virtue signalling’Self Isolation’ rubbish Typical racist new Zealand !!!

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!

Can we swap P.M’s please That’s just silly. We live in Singapore and it has been well managed and contained without destroying the economy and doing something so drastic. The number of travellers to NZ is so little compared to other countries in the world. Political point scoring Peter dotton now like I don’t want go to Christmas Island.

This is a leader! Where’s ours? Reasonable Oh look... real leadership! And no hugging! Totally agree!! Australia should follow suit, immediately!! Bummer. Booked to fly to Christchurch 4th May for 10 days, looks to be unachievable now.

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...

Jacinda always does right thing in protecting her citizens truly and unconditionally. In comparison, shame on you, ScotMo! *Communists Kinda ruins the first 14 days of my 10 day holiday there miriamcosic If only we had a Leader like this!!!!!!! How do they enforce it? That’s right everyone is so trustworthy.

gameof4quarters Well done NZ Australia is an island, and we must contain the virus as well as keep it out. Our Government is too gutless to do this as all they care about is the impact on the economy and big business. She is brave, determined and good. Good on you NZ!! Always proactive!! Not like Australia where we are always a step behind!! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Asymptomatic or passive carriers are the most dangerous in any viral disease. They go on spreading the disease like Typhoid Mary. Watch out for them. But ScottMorrisonMP doesn’t need to self isolate even thought he has had direct contact.

Ardern reveals 'unprecedented' travel restrictions, all visitors to New Zealand to self-isolateAnyone 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. What leadership looks like That's what our leadership would do here, IF WE HAD ANY

By the way how do you enforce self isolation? Short the shares of every tourist business and ski resort in NZ miriamcosic Is she closing schools? Meanwhile scomo still considering how to bring in the zillion mainland students to help out our poor universities. Jesus this is getting worse. 😩😩😩 Super Rugby season ending in 3..2..1

Wow! They are fabulous! How will Jacinda cope, not being able to hug anyone? Once again, New Zealand nails it by implementing smart protections for their citizens and displays superlative leadership in the form of jacindaardern. Australia doesn't. As usual. And even worse - look at who WE'VE got as our lying Prime Minister. auspol LNPCrimeFamily

Very good decision.Hope Australia take this step ASAP to avoid further crisis in the country.

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ScottMorrisonMP Why is NZ smarter than Aus? A good way to stop ppl coming in. Who wants to self isolate for 14 days before starting a holiday?! Clever... When will Australia do the same

"We do not take these decisions lightly," she said.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.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.

"New Zealand will have the widest-ranging and toughest border restrictions of anyone in the world." New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Fans can obtain refunds for all three matches from Ticketek. Credit: Getty Images Advertisement Ardern said the measure applied to people, and not goods, but exempt people arriving from the Pacific - a region largely devoid of the virus. 0. The decisions will take effect as of midnight, NZ time, on Sunday. Credit: AAP Australia’s world champion women’s side has had its tour of South Africa suspended. Ardern also cancelled the national memorial to commemorate the 51 people who were killed when a gunman attacked two mosques one year ago as a precaution to avoid coronavirus infections. With reserves sitting in the Members Pavilion watching on, the Black Caps still shined the ball with sweat, as usual.

Thousands of people were expected to attend the Sunday service in Christchurch to mark the anniversary of the March 15 shooting. The remaining games in the Sheffield Shield will go ahead. 0. New Zealand has just six cases of the disease to date, and none that have been transmitted through the community. AAP . “We have taken strong action today in the face of an unprecedented public health issue,” Roberts said.