Ardern extends lockdown in Auckland, social distancing norms across country
WELLINGTON (NEW ZEALAND) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand extended a lockdown in Auckland, the country’s biggest city, on Friday in a bid to contain the first coronavirus outbreak in months by adhering to the “go early, go hard” approach she said has proven effective.
The prime minister said genome testing revealed the virus belonged to a different strain compared to the original outbreak in the country earlier this year.
She said lockdown measures in Auckland, which is home to about 1.7 million people, and social distancing norms across the country that were imposed on Wednesday would remain in place for another 12 days.
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