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World New Zealand retirement home in lockdown to test for COVID-19

07:41  11 august  2020
07:41  11 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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NEW ZEALAND . Christchurch retirement village in lockdown after residents display 'symptoms of a respiratory illness'. The Village Palms Retirement Village in Shirley advised of the lockdown in a letter to family The village offers rest home facilities, hospital-level care and serviced apartments.

Ardern urges New Zealanders to 'act like you have Covid - 19 ' as lockdown looms. As lockdown settled in, the number of cases rose, with director-general of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, saying more sick people were to be expected for at least the next ten days.

By Praveen Menon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand retirement village has gone into lockdown after residents displayed symptoms of respiratory illness, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.

The Village Palms retirement village in Christchurch advised of the lockdown in a letter to family members today, the newspaper said. No further details were immediately available.

New Zealand, which has managed to largely contain the spread of the coronavirus, has gone more than 100 days without community transmission of COVID-19.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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