Clouds. 70.2   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Asia

New Zealand imposes 12-day lockdown in its biggest city as it battles fresh outbreak

August 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

New Zealand has extended a lockdown in its most populous city as the country battles a fresh community coronavirus outbreak that comes after months without any locally transmitted cases.

(CNN)New Zealand has extended a lockdown in its most populous city as the country battles a fresh community coronavirus outbreak that comes after months without any locally transmitted cases.

On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Auckland -- the city of around 1. 5 million people at the center of the new outbreak -- will remain under a level three lockdown for another 12 days, while the rest of the country stays under level two restrictions, meaning gatherings are limited to no more than 100 people.

There are now 49 active cases in New Zealand to 49, 29 of which are linked to the recent outbreak.

One possible cause of this latest outbreak is that coronavirus somehow got out of New Zealand's state quarantine facilities.

Ardern said Friday that the strain in the new outbreak is not the same as one that previously existed in New Zealand.

On Thursday, Ardern noted that New Zealand had imposed restrictions within 24 hours of the first new community coronavirus cases -- a response which she said was faster than in Hong Kong or Victoria.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions