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Thousands of people in New Zealand are fighting against compulsory vaccination

This content was released on 09 November 2021 – 04:08

SYDNEY (Australia), Nov 9 (EFE) .- Thousands of people gathered around the New Zealand Parliament in Wellington on Tuesday to protest the compulsory nature of the Govt-19 vaccine and the strict restrictions imposed at sea during epidemics. .

In the midst of a significant police presence, protesters carried banners with messages such as “Freedom” (freedom), “No more control” (no more control) or “My body, my will” (my body, my decision). They showed local media pictures.

The rally, which was held peacefully under the banner of former US President Donald Trump, was attended by a large number of motorcyclists, who leveled harsh criticism at Prime Minister Jacinta Arden.

The president, who has chosen strict restrictions such as border closures or select prisons to eradicate Govt-19 from the outbreak of the epidemic, announced last month that vaccination would be mandatory for workers, teachers and educators in contact with clients. Health workers.

Widely praised for his early handling of the epidemic, Ardern said he would not abandon his zero-infection policy until 90 percent of the population is vaccinated.

“What we saw today did not represent the opinion of the majority of New Zealanders. So, in fact, my message will be to them. It would be thankful. Thank you for being vaccinated and for doing that. Others, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.

In New Zealand, one of the countries most effectively fighting the new corona virus, there have been only about 7,650 infections and 32 deaths since the outbreak.

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According to the latest statistics, about 80 percent of the population has already received the full course of the Govt-19 vaccine.

The government announced on Tuesday the start of the reopening of Auckland, the country’s most populous city, although the city, which has been hit hardest by the Delta variation, will have restrictions until the 29th, which is expected to be completely abolished. . EFE

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