New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the extension of the quarantine in Auckland for a minimum period of an additional week, with the aim of reducing the spread of the delta variable.
Ardern said, as France 24 news channel clarified today, Monday, that the town's two million residents are required to stay in their homes as a result of the emergence of a large number of "mysterious cases" that have not yet been linked to the delta variable. Ambiguous cases continue to emerge, and what incites the confusion of the state administration is their discovery by monitoring and examining residents, not by tracing contacts.
The head of the state administration has ruled out upgrading the strict quarantine imposed on "Auckland" before the current September 21, which is currently witnessing a standby position 4, which is the maximum rate and will be steadily reduced.
On August 17, New Zealand recorded its first local bruise with the mutated delta virus, while the cases infected with that virus immediately reached 154 cases, according to the Ministry of Health.
It is noteworthy that the New Zealand Ministry of Health recorded yesterday, Sunday, 23 new cases of the Covid-19 virus (Covid-19) over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed infections to three thousand and 913 positions without inflicting new deaths, so that the death toll remains at 27 cases, while the number of deaths reached 27. Three thousand and 287 cases have recovered since the beginning of the epidemic, and the number of active cases in the country has reached 599 at this moment.