Nationwide lockdown in New Zealand – view

“We have seen the terrible consequences if you take too long to act,” said Ardern about the strict measures. Since 11:59 p.m. (local time), citizens are only allowed to leave the house for at least three days under certain conditions, for example for medical care or to go shopping in the supermarket. Schools and many businesses will be closed during this time.

According to the authorities, it was the first known local Corona case since the end of February. Since then, until this case, infections have only been detected at the border. According to Ardern, gene sequencing of the coronavirus is being carried out. It can be assumed that it is the delta variant. “We know Delta is a more dangerous enemy,” said Ardern. The measures taken last year could now have an effect again.