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After a family of three tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand’s largest city, the city of Auckland was closed – and the whole country is very vigilant.
at The name of the television Prime Minister Jacques Ardern announced on Sunday evening that the country was taking a “precautionary approach that has served us well as a country”.
Only with 2330 confirmed cases Since the beginning of the epidemic, 25 deaths have been one of the most successful countries in the world in controlling the spread of the Corona virus. This is largely due to its rapid and strong countermeasures whenever a new virus is detected.
Most new cases are detected by travelers arriving at the border and then quarantined to prevent the spread of the community. But none of the affected families have traveled recently, and authorities are investigating how the infection happened. This is the first new locally distributed virus report in a week.
Officials said the mother, father and daughter in South Auckland had positive results and were taken to a quarantine facility. A fourth family member had symptoms, but the virus test was positive.
Officials said the mother works for LSG Sky Chefs, washing laundry on international flights.
“As we continue to explore all potential sources of transmission of these cases, we will pay special attention to this workplace, as it has a clear link to borders,” said one of the country’s top health officials, Dr.
After the Sunday evening meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to move Auckland to “3. alert level ”- the second highest alert level in the country. During this time, officials will engage in a lightning strike to determine if the virus has spread.
Auckland residents are asked to stay home as much as possible and to abide by the rules of social distance. Many businesses, such as libraries, museums, gyms and cinemas, will be closed.
Ardern said borders would be established around Auckland, but people would be able to cross the border with government exemption.
The rest of the country is now moving to alert level 2 for the same period of time. This requires physical distancing, a larger inventory of companies and mandatory wearing of masks on public transport. Mass gatherings will be limited to 100 people.
“We removed the virus before, and we’ll do it again,” Ardern said. “We have a plan that works with our team of 5 million, and you have shown it again and again.”