New Zealand extended the lockdown on Covid-19 on Friday. They announced the extension as the number of coronavirus infections continued to rise and the Delta variant spread from Auckland to the capital, Wellington. News from AFP.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, the three-day lockdown initially imposed would be extended for another four days. The three-day lockdown will end on Friday night.
He said New Zealand was now trying to figure out how far the Delta variant had spread across the country. Outbreaks of coronavirus have re-emerged in Auckland this week. And this ended the country’s six-month journey without any kind of community infection.
“We do not know exactly how far this delta variant has spread in our country,” he said. We need to be vigilant in such situations. “