New Zealand to tighten curbs if there's an Omicron outbreak, rules out lockdowns

20/1/2022 4:03:00 AM

New Zealand to tighten curbs if there's an Omicron outbreak, rules out lockdowns

https://str.sg/wAkbWELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday (Jan 20) that restrictions will be tightened across the country if there is a community transmission of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but ruled out any lockdowns.

Ms Ardern said at a news conference that the country would move into aof Omicron arriving in the community, which would mean masks would be mandated and there would be limits on public gatherings.There are currently no Omicron cases in the community.This is a developing story.

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1,185 new Omicron infections & 1,615 new Covid-19 infections in S'pore on Jan. 19The weekly infection rate is at 1.96. Wow.... going to the moon again... Freaking USELESS Vaccines. Guess those Fools at the top will never admit their FAILURES! 😷 already... 💉 already... what else? Hide in a cave? We knw this is not gonna end..what's the purpose of updating the numbers everyday.. 😨

1,448 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 589 Omicron infections confirmedSINGAPORE — Singapore reported 1,448 new Covid-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Jan 18), comprising 990 local infections and 458 imported ones. Possibly 3k to 5k by the time we reached CNY

1,448 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 589 Omicron infections confirmedSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 1,448 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Jan 18), comprising 990 local infections and 458 imported ones. There were no fatalities, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health\u0027s (MOH) Omg but still not lockdown because CNY coming Yet they have been richly paid in millions for such outcomes

Majority of 1,615 new COVID cases, 1,185 Omicron infections are localOf the new cases, some 75% – or 1,205 – are local. Of the additional Omicron infections, over 81% – or 965 – are local.

New Omicron infections in S'pore more than double to 1,185Able to identify the source of transmission, thus to break the chain? Every day for the past 3 days when I was taking public transport such as bus and MRT, for SURE there was unwell peoples nearby with coughing and sneezing. Is ok lah old people mati them govt keep cpf lor. Mati mati ok lah population better keep low Better to cancel some of the Chinese New Year events as many could lead to super spreader events. We could go into lockdown if cases go to 3000 daily.

Copy to clipboard https://str.sg/wAkb WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday (Jan 20) that restrictions will be tightened across the country if there is a community transmission of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but ruled out any lockdowns. Ms Ardern said at a news conference that the country would move into a of Omicron arriving in the community, which would mean masks would be mandated and there would be limits on public gatherings. There are currently no Omicron cases in the community. This is a developing story. More On This Topic