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New Zealand has ordered a three-day nationwide lockout for the first COVID-19 case in nearly six months

New Zealand has ordered a three-day nationwide lockout for the first COVID-19 case in nearly six months

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern (via Fiona Gudall / Pool REUTERS)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern issued the order on Tuesday More than five million people have been jailed for three days in Auckland since February 28 after a social outbreak was discovered.

Although Auckland, the most populous city in New Zealand, has a population of about 1.7 million, the measure, which is feared to be delta variant, comes into effect at midnight. More than 1,600 people from the surrounding Coromandel Peninsula will be detained for seven days.

“We have only one chance. We have to go hard and fast to stop the broadcasts. ” Told reporters in Wellington Jacintha Artern, Its administration against Govt-19 was universally applauded for justifying this prison.

File image: Social exclusion was identified in Auckland, New Zealand on August 31, 2020, the first day of the New Zealand novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) protection campaign.  REUTERS / Fiona Goodall
File image: Social exclusion was identified in Auckland, New Zealand on August 31, 2020, the first day of the New Zealand novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) protection campaign. REUTERS / Fiona Goodall

Under the health order, New Zealanders can leave their homes – with masks and two meters away from another person – to shop, play sports, including the Kovit-19 diagnostic tests. .

At a news conference by New Zealand Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield, the 58-year-old, who has been infected with the virus, traveled to the Coromandel Peninsula over the weekend to begin his epidemic last Thursday.

So far, health officials have not been able to identify the origin of the virus or whether it has leaked from isolated centers for international travelers.

EFE / EPA / PETER MEECHAM / Archivo
EFE / EPA / PETER MEECHAM / Archivo

“Even if this case is identified in Auckland, we should all be part of the response to it. It is a national matter,” the medical commission said.

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Since the outbreak, New Zealand has amassed more than 2,900 confirmed and possible Covid-19 cases, including 26 deaths and 43 active cases, all of which are in isolation centers.

Government Purchased 7.6 million doses in advance from AstraZeneca last year, which will help immunize 3.8 million people. Fiji has been facing a severe health crisis due to the corona virus since last April, especially as part of a cooperation program in the Pacific region.

EFE / Rodrigo Jimenez / File
EFE / Rodrigo Jimenez / File

New Zealand Pfizer began its vaccination campaign on February 20 by administering doses Workers at border posts and isolated centers, followed by those in the health sector and jobs at risk of infection, as well as vulnerable people.

New Zealand authorities stepped up the vaccination campaign last week.

Beginning in the first quarter of 2021, the executive wants to vaccinate targeted people by the end of the year to reopen its borders, which closed in March 2020, through a unique program that weighs on the risk to the country of origin of international travelers. And their immune status.

(With information from EFE)

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