•   
  •   
  •   

Travel New Zealand's prime minister put the military in charge of new arrivals, saying letting 2 new COVID-19 cases travel the country without being tested was an 'unacceptable failure'

14:16  17 june  2020
14:16  17 june  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Still trying to change or cancel your flight amid coronavirus crisis? 4 (new) things to know

  Still trying to change or cancel your flight amid coronavirus crisis? 4 (new) things to know Airlines are extending fee waivers and some are offering passengers more flexibility to use travel credits as the coronavirus crisis drags on.Airlines started with waivers for flights to China in January and now have a lineup that covers most upcoming flights given an unprecedented plunge in travel demand.

Prime minister says release of two overseas arrivals without being tested ‘should never have happened and it Covid - 19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choices. Earlier, Todd Muller, the country ’ s opposition leader, decried the failure as “clumsy and totally inappropriate”.

New Zealand recorded two new coronavirus cases after three weeks of no cases , in a situation the prime minister called " an unacceptable failure of New Zealand ' s health ministry has determined 320 potential contacts of the two women. All of them will be contacted by public health officials and

Jacinda Ardern wearing a black shirt: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington, New Zealand, in March 2019. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images © Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington, New Zealand, in March 2019. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
  • Two women who traveled from the UK to New Zealand earlier this month tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, becoming New Zealand's first new infections in 24 days.
  • The arrivals had been allowed to leave isolation four days early to travel around the country, under an established compassionate exemption, to visit a dying relative.
  • Health officials said the arrivals had not been tested for the coronavirus before leaving isolation, despite new rules saying they should be tested on the third and 12th days of isolation.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the episode "an unacceptable failure of the system," and put the military in charge of border quarantine processes.
  • Health officials are now scrambling to trace 320 close contacts of the pair, according to The Guardian.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called the decision to allow two arrivals from the UK travel the country without being tested for COVID-19 "an unacceptable failure of the system," and put the military in charge of quarantining people at the border from now on.

Coronavirus: Holland America's Zaandam, Rotterdam get OK to transit Panama Canal for Florida

  Coronavirus: Holland America's Zaandam, Rotterdam get OK to transit Panama Canal for Florida Here's How More than 100 small inns across the country have teamed up to support during the pandemic.

New Zealand on Tuesday lost its COVID -free status when two women who had been given permission to leave quarantine early on compassionate grounds after "This represents an unacceptable failure of the system," Ardern said . "We require not one but two tests to be undertaken at those facilities. ..it

New Zealand PM calls new cases ‘ unacceptable failure of the system'. Speaking at her press conference on Wednesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this is an ‘ unacceptable failure of the system’. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is speaking now, we’ll be following it live, as

Two women who traveled from the UK to New Zealand earlier this month tested positive on Tuesday, marking the country's first new infections in 24 days. Ardern had announced last week that the country had eliminated the coronavirus.

People coming into the country are ordinarily kept in 14-day managed isolation. Additionally, under rules introduced on June 9 — two days after the arrivals came — arrivals should be tested for the virus on the third and 12th day.

However, the two visitors were not tested before being allowed to travel the country, according to The Guardian. The pair were in the country to see a dying relative, and were allowed to leave isolation four days early under the compassionate exemption.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'improving' after third night in intensive care with coronavirus

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'improving' after third night in intensive care with coronavirus Dance classes and live music are on now on your agenda.

Until Tuesday, New Zealand had gone more than three weeks without any new COVID - 19 cases , and discharged its last hospital patient at the end of May. According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been 22 deaths in New Zealand and 1,506 cases. Following the new cases, the country has

Military personnel will be available to assist in the running of isolation facilities the PM says . A senior Defence Force official is taking charge of New Zealand ' s Covid - 19 quarantine The Prime Minister 's statements come as two new Covid - 19 cases were recorded in New Zealand yesterday.

The pair — whose nationalities are not known — tested positive for the virus after making an eight-hour drive from Auckland to Wellington in a private car, according to The Guardian. According to News.com.au, they were allowed to travel on the basis that they would be tested when they got to Wellington.

Ardern has now put the quarantine system at the border under military control, and removed an exemption of compassionate grounds that had allowed the two women to leave quarantine early.

Authorities are now tracing 320 close contacts of the women, including those who were on their plane, and in the same hotel during isolation, The Guardian reported.

Another guest at the hotel at the same time as the two women told Television New Zealand that she had not been tested before leaving either, having been offered an "optional" test.

New Zealand has taken what Ardern called "an extraordinarily cautious approach" at the border, allowing only New Zealanders, essential workers and those in exceptional circumstances to enter the country.

Ardern said the new cases do not affect the country's coronavirus-free status.

"Our definition always assumed there would be cases at the border," she said, according to The Guardian.

The country remains at Alert Level 1, which asserts that the coronavirus is contained in the country.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Dr. Fauci Just Warned of This 'Very Disturbing' COVID Symptom .
“We're see more and more people who recover from the viral part of it, and then weeks later, they feel weak, they feel tired, they feel short of breath.”Ever since COVID-19 reared its ugly head and upended our world, long-lasting symptoms of the virus have been varied and hard to pinpoint—until now. "A survey conducted by Dr. Natalie Lambert of Indiana University School of Medicine and Survivor Corps analyzed the long-term experiences COVID-19 survivors are having with the virus. The COVID-19 'Long Hauler' Symptoms Survey Report identified 98 long-lasting symptoms." Click through from least common to most common to see if you've experienced any.

usr: 0
This is interesting!