New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern announced on Monday that about 1.6 million people in the city of Auckland would be confined for two more weeks as part of a strategy to curb Govt-19.
“We need to make sure we don’t have a (diversity) delta in the community,” Ordern told a news conference in Wellington at the end of a cabinet meeting, referring to the stability of local cases in Auckland, the most populous city in the country.
New Zealand authorities recorded 53 new local infections on Monday, indicating a decrease compared to the 83 patients registered the previous day and a total of more than 560 cases since the outbreak with the delta variant.
With the exception of the small town of Northland, Artern confirmed Monday the relaxation of operations starting at 11:59 a.m. local time in other parts of the country, which will end its imprisonment two days later.
The Labor leader’s government controlled more than five million people across the country on August 17 after finding a case of social spread in Auckland since February 28.
New Zealand, one of the developed countries with the slowest vaccination rate, is globally recognized for effectively managing the epidemic, covering its borders and covering difficult and early prisons.
New Zealand, which announced on Monday that it was investigating the first possible death from the Pfizer vaccine, has given full regulations to about 1.2 million adults out of its more than 5 million population and wants to complete its vaccination campaign by the end of the anus.
Since the onset of the epidemic, the Sea Country has recorded 3,263 Govt-19 cases and 26 deaths.
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