New Zealand: pandemic measures tightened – view

According to media reports, the regulation should apply from Thursday in closed rooms such as supermarkets, gas stations, medical facilities and public transport.

The day before, after the first local Corona case, the government had already imposed a nationwide lockdown in almost six months. Citizens are only allowed to leave the house under certain conditions. Schools and many shops are closed. The case, which was found in Auckland on Tuesday, is related to the outbreak in the Australian state of New South Wales, according to government information. The task now is to find out how and when the virus – the Delta variant – came to New Zealand, said Ardern.