Wellington, New Zealand | New Zealand on Tuesday reported a record number of coronavirus cases since the outbreak, forcing the Delta variant archipelago to abandon its “zero COVID-19” strategy.
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Health officials announced 94 new cases, which surpassed the record of 89 contaminants recorded in April 2020 in the first wave of Kovid-19.
The number of contaminants has not stopped rising since the country’s most contagious Delta variant appeared in mid-August.
The focus of the epidemic in Auckland was that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had to abandon her “Zero COVID-19” strategy in favor of intensifying the vaccine campaign.
The center-left leader is set to unveil a plan on Friday to reduce sanctions once vaccination targets are reached.
Two-thirds of the vaccinated age population is vaccinated.
“We know vaccinations are already making a big difference in Auckland, but there are people who follow these steps,” M said.To me Order to the press.
Until the advent of the Delta variant, the archipelago was protected from the pandemic, in particular, by strict border measures and extreme tracing policy, allowing New Zealanders in particular to enjoy an almost normal life.
The policy paid off, with the country recording since the outbreak of the epidemic that only 28 out of a population of five million died.
M.To me Ardern agreed that the Delta variant “changed the game”; Since it does not allow to track contact cases with spreading speed, it is impossible to remove.