New Zealand moves back into Lockdown

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New Zealand has moved back into lockdown following a new community case of Covid-19 in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the alert-level 4 lockdown at a special press conference last night.

On Wednesday morning, the case was confirmed to be the delta variant. Four more people have tested positive to the virus overnight. They are all linked as close contacts of the initial community case.

The lockdown will start at 11.59pm on Tuesday 17th and last for seven days in Auckland and Coromandel. It will last for 3 days for the rest of New Zealand.

Contact tracing has started in Auckland in an effort to isolate and contain any spread. Aucklanders are being encouraged to social distance and exercise caution.

One person in Auckland has been diagnosed with Covid-19. However, they have had no immediate contact with an MIQ facility. The Auckland Regional Public Health unit is now undertaking interviews with the case so that it can begin tracing contacts.

Under Level 4 the following rules must be followed.

  • People are to stay at home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement.
  • Safe recreational activity is allowed in local area.
  • Travel is severely limited.
  • All gatherings cancelled and all public venues closed.
  • Businesses closed except for essential services. For example, supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics, petrol stations and lifeline utilities.
  • Educational facilities closed.

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jamie
jamie
2 months ago

im sad

ur mom
ur mom
2 months ago

noooooooo! i hate lockdownbhut i do still get to look at kiwikids news but i cant play with my friends

Emma Hay
Emma Hay
2 months ago

i wonder how long we will be in lockdown??

vibing egg
vibing egg
2 months ago

I’m reading this because my teacher told me to read this when I was in lockdown! It’s lockdownseption! wOw

kobe prime
kobe prime
2 months ago

Its very sad that we have to go back into lockdown for seven days but if we all play by the rules hopefully we will get out soon.

SUMMY
SUMMY
2 months ago

I hope we all will be okay.

yeet
yeet
1 month ago

i am from the future, Lockdown is still happening

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