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New Zealand extends quarantine in Auckland


The ruler announced that although the restrictions in Auckland are relaxed, the whole country will remain at level two.

WELLINGTON.

The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, today extended the lockdown in Auckland, the largest city in the country, by ensuring that more time for control a persistent outbreak of coronavirus.

These four more days are necessary to allow us to go down one level in Auckland, and stay down, “he said, referring to the four-level national alert system.

We want confidence and security for all, “added the prime minister.

The authorities they imposed the lockdown in Auckland he August 12, a day after of what contagions will reappear.

Until then, the country had managed to have 102 days without locally transmitted cases.

Growing and mysterious outbreak

The focus of contagion has been growing, going from four to 101 cases, and its origin remains unknown, despite an important tracking device.

Ardern also said that new cases could be registered and that health authorities needed to confirm that the outbreak was under control before easing the confinement.

He also announced that even if the restrictions in Auckland are relaxed, the whole country will remain at level two.

This means that the instructions of healthy distance must be maintained in the meetings until at least 6 September.

Face masks will also be mandatory on public transport and airplanes.

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