New Zealand Goes Back Into Lockdown

Just two days after New Zealand was celebrated across the globe for going 100 days without a single new case of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, the lauded and iconic, Jacinda Ardern, announced that the city of Auckland would reimpose lockdown restrictions.

Why? Because four members of the same family in the city have tested positive for COVID-19.

The first was a man in his 50s, with three other families later testing positive. One of which is a young child.

Aucklandā€™s lockdown measures will go into place at noon tomorrow and will require residents to stay at home except for essential travel, shut down businesses including restaurants, bars and most schools, and limit gatherings to 10 people.

The rest of New Zealand will impose level two lockdown measures, which allow businesses to stay open but with social distancing, and limits gatherings to 100 people.

The lockdown in Auckland is only set to last for three days to allow for contract tracing and to assess the situation.

New Zealand certainly seems to setting the standard high when it comes to beating this deadly pandemic.

The world could learn a lot from Jacinda Ardern.

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