For the first time Corona-cases: Lockdown in Auckland imposed

In the new Zealand city of Auckland has been placed in a temporary Lockdown. After 102 days without a local Corona contagion in the Pacific state four new cases

For the first time Corona-cases: Lockdown in Auckland imposed

In the new Zealand city of Auckland has been placed in a temporary Lockdown. After 102 days without a local Corona contagion in the Pacific state four new cases were reported on Tuesday in the case of a family from the metropolis. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in front of journalists, yet is unclear where the Infected face had plugged in. "Although we have all worked incredibly hard to prevent this scenario, we have planned and prepared," says Ardern.

In Auckland, with 1.7 million inhabitants, are to be closed all the schools and all non-essential shops. In addition, people were encouraged to stay at home. Foreign is forbidden to travel to the city for the time being. In the Rest of the country and gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned. The Lockdown will initially apply for three days – from Wednesday to Friday.

the new Zealand media that a man had 50 test, after he had had the symptoms. A Test on Monday and another on Tuesday were positive. Three of his family members were also infected.

new Zealand is considered to be very successful in the fight against Sars-CoV-2, after it had taken in March, extremely strict measures. In June, the country corona had declared themselves free and had returned to relative normality – even Rugby-games with spectators were again allowed. Since the beginning of the pandemic have been confirmed in new Zealand, around 1570 cases, 22 people have died in connection with the Coronavirus.

"It was inevitable that new Zealand would have a new cases of local Transmission. This is a tricky little Virus,“ said the head of the health authority, Ashley Bloomfield. The mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, said: "I understand that people feel at the Moment, probably a bit scared, angry and confused. None of us wanted to go in a Lockdown, but we always knew that this was a very real possibility.“

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 08:20

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