Sport Coronavirus: New Zealand refines Auckland after new cases

15:10  11 august  2020
15:10  11 august  2020 Source:   lemonde.fr

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New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus cases outside of quarantine facilities in more than 100 days, prompting the government to order the lockdown of Auckland , the nation’s most populous city , for at least three days. Four members of the same family tested positive for Covid-19 and the source

New Zealand reported new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, its first confirmed local transmission in 102 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that there were four cases in an Auckland household from an unknown source. Auckland , the nation's largest city , will move to alert level three, meaning

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-NEW ZEALAND: Coronavirus: New Zealand refines Auckland after new


WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand announced on Tuesday the re-containment of Auckland, the country's largest city, after four cases of novel coronavirus contamination were detected , the first for 102 days.

Four people from the same family living in south Auckland have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

"This is something we were prepared for," she said at a press conference. “We were 102 days and it was easy to feel New Zealand was out of the woods. No country has gone so long without seeing a resurgence. And because we were the only ones, we had to to anticipate."

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New Zealand has plunged back into a strict lockdown amid new cases of COVID. Four cases were identified within one family unit - sparking fears Stay-at-home orders will be implemented throughout Auckland for 72 hours from midday on Wednesday after the new cases were identified in the city .

After ushering New Zealand into historic lockdown, Government leaders will now clamp down on anyone looking to take advantage of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. It comes as the number of global cases reaches half a million people, with more than 22,000 deaths. The coronavirus has now killed

As a precaution, she added, the residents of Auckland, placed on level 3 alert, will have to stay at home from Wednesday noon to Friday and gatherings of more than ten people will again be prohibited.

All travel to Auckland will also be prohibited, except for residents of the city.

The rest of New Zealand will also be subject to a Level 2 alert for three days, meaning that social distancing measures will have to be re-enforced.

Jacinda Ardern called on the population not to rush into supermarkets to stock up.

(Praveen Menon; French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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