New Zealand’s largest city has announced a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the move for Auckland after an urgent meeting with her cabinet.
She said they decided to take a cautious approach until they found out more about the outbreak, including whether the cases were of the more contagious variants.
The rest of New Zealand will also be placed under heightened restrictions but will not go into lockdown, Ms Ardern said.
The lockdown is the first in New Zealand in six months and represents a significant setback in the nation’s largely successful efforts to control COVID-19.
New Zealand had successfully stamped out community spread, and many people elsewhere in the world looked on in envy as New…
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