New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Via Mail Online:
For three months, New Zealanders enjoyed the return of usual freedoms after an autumn lockdown proved effective in eliminating the deadly virus.
But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scheduled an unexpected press conference for 9.15pm on Tuesday night and announced those freedoms would be put on hold.
Stay-at-home orders will be implemented throughout Auckland for 72 hours from midday on Wednesday after the four new cases were identified in the city.
More than 1.6million people won’t be allowed to leave their homes except for essential reasons.
The rest of the nation will enter a level two lockdown – mandating social distancing and placing caps on gathering sizes.
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