New Zealand to enter nationwide lockdown after single coronavirus case found

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invoked some of the stirring rhetoric she used early in the pandemic by urging theteam of 5 milioni” — New Zealand’s population — to go hard and early in trying to eliminate the latest outbreak.

CORONAVIRUS NEGLI STATI UNITI: RIPARTIZIONE STATO PER STATO

We have seen what happens elsewhere if we fail to get on top of it,” Ardern said. “We only get one chance.

She said Auckland, where the infected man lives, and Coromandel, where he had visited, would go into a full lockdown for seven days and the remainder of the country for three days while health experts tried to find the source of his infection.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the areas where the infected man lives and visited will enter a full lockdown for seven days while the rest of the country will lockdown for three days.  (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the areas where the infected man lives and visited will enter a full lockdown for seven days while the rest of the country will lockdown for three days. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)

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