Asia, New Zealand İmposes 12-Day Lockdown İn Auckland As İt Battles Fresh Covid-19 Outbreak - Cnn

Asia, New Zealand İmposes 12-Day Lockdown İn Auckland As İt Battles Fresh Covid-19 Outbreak - Cnn

New Zealand imposes 12-day lockdown in its biggest city as it battles fresh outbreak

New Zealand has extended a lockdown in its most populous city as the country battles a fresh community coronavirus outbreak that comes after months without any locally transmitted cases.

8/14/2020 10:33:00 AM

New Zealand has extended a lockdown in its most populous city as the country battles a fresh community coronavirus outbreak that comes after months without any locally transmitted cases.

New Zealand has extended a lockdown in its most populous city as the country battles a fresh community coronavirus outbreak that comes after months without any locally transmitted cases.

Only five days ago, New Zealand was marking an enviable milestone -- 100 days without any community transmission. But this week has demonstrated how fast that can change, even in a country like New Zealand which has been held up as a world leader for its handling of the virus.On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Auckland -- the city of around 1.5 million people at the center of the new outbreak -- will remain under a level three lockdown for another 12 days, while the rest of the country stays under level two restrictions, meaning gatherings are limited to no more than 100 people. The rules extend restrictions that came into effect earlier this week. Under level three restrictions, people will be told to stay home aside for essential personal movement, schools will operate at limited capacity, and public venues such as museums, playgrounds and gyms will remain shut. The fresh outbreak is a blow for New Zealand. The country already spent five weeks under one of the world's strictest lockdowns, which closed most businesses and schools, and saw people stay at home.Read MoreArdern has warned she expects to see more cases."Lifting restrictions now and seeing an explosion of cases is the worst thing we could do for Auckland and for the New Zealand economy," she said."We have got rid of Covid before ... We can do all of that again." Earlier Friday, New Zealand's Director General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield announced another 12 locally-transmitted coronavirus cases. There are now 49 active cases in New Zealand to 49, 29 of which are linked to the recent outbreak.The cases are all in Auckland apart from two in Tokoroa, a town of 24,000 about 200km (124 miles) south of the city. According to the Ministry of Health, these two tested positive after a visit from a contact of one of the Auckland cases.In a press conference Friday, Bloomfield said that 771 close contacts of the confirmed cases had been identified, and more than 15,700 tests had been processed on Thursday -- the highest number of tests processed in a single day in the country. Since the start of the outbreak, New Zealand has conducted more than 500,000 tests. It has reported a total of 1,251 coronavirus cases, including 22 deaths. 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morgfair Stay safe NZ....you give us hope. ❤️ I have 'family' there. Second Wave started. This is called handling the situation. Lock everything down immediately and stop the spread. Competent leadership. Power Drunk Dear Leader! It is not a lockdown - jes Real leadership! Good luck New Zealand. The virus was waiting outside for people to come out?

Take money and politics out and give people rhe care they deserve’ what do they have to lose the patients that is You obviously had it in the community. It doesn't just pop back up

New Zealand reports 12 new confirmed coronavirus casesNew Zealand on Friday reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus for the last 24 hours as the country awaits an announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on whether a lockdown in its biggest city will be eased or extended. Oh shucks Here we go again. No herd immunity

New Outbreak In New Zealand Leads To New Rules And Supermarket RunsFour new likely cases of COVID-19 are linked to a cluster in an Auckland family announced Tuesday. The country returns to tighter restrictions and is promoting an app to help with contact tracing. They were feeling left out of the totalitarian regime game. Can benefit from panic if you don't create some. The 'look how safe we are' message wasn't generating the attention they wanted. Swift action! First cases in over a hundred days....wow I wonder what that must be like.

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