Wellington | Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that she would end national control of the New Zealand archipelago this week, saying it would take effect in Auckland, the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.
From Tuesday to Wednesday night, nearly three million New Zealanders will be able to go out again and schools will reopen on Thursday, for the first time in three weeks, Mr. explained.To me Ordern.
However, in Auckland, the largest city on the North Island in mid-August, when the highly contagious Delta variant first appeared, she suggested that the lockdown be in place for at least another week. Under supervision.
M.To me Ardern praised the declining number of cases, recalling that the Delta variant was a game-changer, preventing the lifting of sanctions in Auckland.
“We have been very successful in controlling this epidemic, control has been effective, but it is not over,” she said, adding that the country “could not bear the slightest mistake”.
The inhabitants of the rest of the archipelago are no longer confined, but life does not regain its normal course.
Inside collections are limited to 50 people and people are required to wear masks in certain enclosed areas and submit a QR code.
The first case of local pollution in six months was registered in mid-August, leading to national control in this country of five million people.