Police officers are monitoring the drive of a motorist in Auckland amid the coronavirus pandemic (File / Dean Purcell / New Zealand Herald via AP)
New Zealand’s largest city started on Monday b Three-day imprisonment forces two million people to stay home, As the authorities strive to contain the first outbreak of the highly contagious virus in the country, which is located in the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, It ordered a 72-hour lockdown in Auckland after discovering that three family members in the city were infected. This is the first time in six months that such an action has been taken.
Schools and non-essential businesses have been forced to close and residents are prevented from leaving the city Except for some basic needs.
The Health Ministry said the sequence showed this Two cases were caused by stress that was first detected in the UK. The evidence for the third person is still pending.
The ministry said, “This result reinforces the decision to take swift and strong measures regarding the latest cases to detect and eliminate any possibility of disease transmission.”
The country has been praised for managing the epidemic, with Only 25 deaths out of five million people.
The rest of New Zealand has been placed on lower alert, with a requirement to wear masks on public transport and meetings with a maximum of 100 people.
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