Monday August 30, 2021

COVID Lockdown Extended For Two Weeks in NZ

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday extended a lockdown in Auckland by two weeks.

New Zealand had been largely virus-free for months, barring a small number of cases in February, until an outbreak of the Delta variant imported from Australia prompted Ardern to order a snap nationwide lockdown on Aug. 17.

Infections in the outbreak have reached 562 but the number of daily new cases dropped to 53 on Monday, the lowest over the past five days.

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