New Zealand put its biggest city into lockdown Sunday — after only one family tried positive for COVID-19.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern requested the three-day lockdown for Auckland after a couple and their girl tried positive in the country broadly hailed for practically dispensing with the spread of the disease.
The new local area cases make only four over the most recent three months — with the lockdown the first in New Zealand in a half year.
“We have gotten rid of the infection previously and we will do it once more,” Ardern told a news meeting in the capital, Wellington.
The level 3 limitations expect everybody to remain at home aside from fundamental shopping and fundamental work. It will likewise drive a deferral in America’s Cup sailing regatta.
“Three days should give us sufficient opportunity to accumulate additional data, embrace huge scope testing and set up if there has been more extensive local area transmission,” Ardern said. “That is the thing that we accept the wary methodology requires and its the correct activity.”
Airlines were cautioned on the grounds that the lady in the contaminated family works for an aircraft cooking company, LSG Sky Chefs, where she generally works in clothing offices, authorities said. She had not been getting on planes.
Her unidentified family was the originally affirmed disease since a voyager getting back from Europe tried positive on Jan. 24, which was the first case in quite a while.
New Zealand, with a populace of 5 million, has detailed a sum of a little more than 2,330 cases and 25 passings since the pandemic began.
Scientists are completing genome sequencing to see whether they are variations, and furthermore to see whether they coordinate with any tainted travelers, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.
“New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained in a way that is better than practically some other country,” Hipkins said of the country that shut its global lines and presented exacting social separating right off the bat in the pandemic.
“However, as we have continued saying, there is nothing of the sort as no danger.”