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New Zealand and Australia have extended their prison terms due to delta virus infection

New Zealand and Australia have extended their prison terms due to delta virus infection

Lampton Quay on August 18, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand on the first day of the new lockdown to slow the spread of corona virus disease (Govt-19). REUTERS / Praveen Menon

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern announced this Friday that the nationwide ban would be limited to August 24. A small explosion discovered this week in the city of Auckland in response to the spread of COVID-19.

The globally recognized Ordern on Tuesday ordered its management to deal with the epidemic with quick and early locks Isolate seven days in Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula and three days in isolation to the rest of the country, After reporting The first local infection of COVID-19 in New Zealand in six months.

This Friday, New Zealand officials registered 11 infections with delta type, which accumulates 31 community infections, Including three in Wellington.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern.  EFE / EPA / PETER MEECHAM / Archive
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern. EFE / EPA / PETER MEECHAM / Archive

This is the first time cases have been found outside Auckland in this eruption, The most populous city in New Zealand, which is why the Artern government decided it Nationwide only until next Tuesday.

“We do not know the magnitude of this delta eruption. We must continue to be vigilant.”At a news conference in Wellington, Artern noted that the delta variance was related to the Covit-19 crisis in Australia.

New Zealand, with a population of about 5 million, has accumulated more than that 2,900 confirmed and possible cases since the onset of the epidemic, including 26 deaths And 52 active cases.

Picture Fiona Gudal
Picture Fiona Gudal

New Zealand officials stepped up their vaccination campaign last weekPfizer began vaccinating the general public at the end of July, starting with border guards last February.

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The executive wants to end the vaccination campaign by the end of the year, reopening its borders, which closed in March 2020, beginning in the first quarter of 2021. Through a unique program that considers the risk of international travelers’ country and their immunization status.

For its part, Australian authorities announced on Friday that they were extending the lockout of Sydney for another month due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. In the most populous city in the country as the delta variation appeared in the middle of the year.

August 19, 2021, General view of George Street in Sydney, Australia's Central Business District.  EFE / DAN HIMBRECHTS
August 19, 2021, General view of George Street in Sydney, Australia’s Central Business District. EFE / DAN HIMBRECHTS

Australia, Tends to use stricter controls, and is constantly recording Hundreds of cases daily despite the long curfew in SydneyIt was scheduled to begin on June 26 and end on August 27.

This Friday, New South Wales recorded 644 local infections and 4 deathsMost of them are in the southwest and west of Sydney, with twelve municipalities subject to a curfew from Monday night and an hour of outdoor exercise.

New South Wales officials also announced Mandatory use of face masks on the outsideWith the exception of individuals who play sports across the state, rural areas are limited until the end of the month.

New South Wales President Gladys Periglian reports on the impact of the Covit-19 at a news conference in St. Leonard's Sydney, Australia.  EFE / EPA / MICK TSIKAS
New South Wales President Gladys Periglian reports on the impact of the Covit-19 at a news conference in St. Leonard’s Sydney, Australia. EFE / EPA / MICK TSIKAS

Head of State of New South Wales, Gladys Periglian, Announced at a press conference in Sydney this Friday “Police will have more powers to maintain compliance with control measures”, Including ordering people to isolate themselves at home.

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Part of it, the neighboring state Victoria reported 55 local infections with Govt-19 this Friday, The majority in the city of Melbourne, is defined for the sixth time until September 2, as well as the Australian capital area, which includes Canberra by delta variation.

In other states or territories, Control measures, mainly domestic movements Prevent corona virus from entering infectious sources.

On August 9, 2021, a young man receives the Pfizer vaccine against the corona virus at a mass vaccination center at the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia.  Via Dean Lewis / Pool REUTERS
On August 9, 2021, a young man receives the Pfizer vaccine against the corona virus at a mass vaccination center at the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. Via Dean Lewis / Pool REUTERS

Australia, this 25% of the population has been vaccinated in 16 years with the full schedule, with more than 42,000 infections accumulated, including 975 deathsSince the onset of the epidemic.

The Australian government hopes to vaccinate 70 and 80% of the population over the age of 12 It was closed in March 2020 to a total population of 25 million in order to avoid locking up and reopening its international borders.

(With information from EFE)

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