On Sunday, 9th august, 2020. New Zealand hailed for its milestone of not reporting any new case of covid-19 positive for the 100th continued day, but two days after on tuesday, August 11, 2020. Four new cases of corona positive are found from a single family in Aucklack, New Zealand (Auckland) , from an unknown source.
“After 102 days, we have our first cases of covid-19 outside of managed isolation or quarantine facilities… While we have all worked incredibly hard to provide this scenario, we have also planned and prepared for it. ” – Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, said to the press.
Imported frozen goods postulated as cause of New Zealand cases. Very plausible. Very impressive response so far. I only wish our islands were so expertly on top of our problems and getting us to #ZeroCOVID https://t.co/FCcz7AWs4e— Gabriel Scally (@GabrielScally) August 12, 2020
Going hard, going right on time with lockdown is as yet the best reaction,” Ardern said.
“Our reaction to the infection so far has worked … we realize how to beat this.“
She also said that Auckland will go into level three and the rest of the country go into level two lockdown.
New Zealand crashes back into Covid-19 reality after first cases in 102 days – in pictures https://t.co/V1Zir2hH6V— Guardian news (@guardiannews) August 12, 2020
New Zealand authorities are examining the likelihood that its first COVID-19 cases in over a quarter of a year were imported by cargo, as the nation’s greatest city plunged once more into lockdown on Wednesday.
The disclosure of four tainted relatives in Auckland drove Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to quickly reimpose tight limitations in the city and social removing measures over the whole nation.
#NewZealand back into lockdown after detection of 4 new #COVID19 cases – the first in 100 days. Bars and restaurants have closed, along with schools. Workers have been told to stay at home. The #lockdown will last for at least 3 days https://t.co/RghqsJB9WC pic.twitter.com/nimNdnZ4bG— The Observer (@observerug) August 12, 2020
The wellspring of the flare-up has confused wellbeing authorities, who said they were certain there was no nearby transmission of the infection in New Zealand for 102 days.
“We are endeavoring to assemble bits of the riddle on how this family got tainted,” said
Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield. Examinations were focusing on the potential the infection was imported by cargo. Bloomfield said surface testing was in progress at an Auckland cool store where a man from the contaminated family worked.
New Zealand just responded more aggressively in 24 hrs to 4 cases than the U.S. has responded in 6 months to 160,000 deaths. https://t.co/o3GWwByV0f— Peter Staley (@peterstaley) August 12, 2020
With around 1,500 affirmed cases and 22 passings, New Zealand’s presentation to the infection stays well underneath numerous other created countries.