New Zealand has detected the first community case of a strain of the new coronavirus Delta, and the government immediately announced a nationwide blockade, Reuters reported.
On August 17, local time, a suspected case of Delta strain infection was detected in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that in order to stop the spread of the Delta variant virus, New Zealand from the evening of the 17th emergency blockade for at least three days, maintain a level 4 blockade, the highest alert level, while Auckland is 7 days.
“We’ve always had our own way of dealing with the outbreak, and it’s much better to implement strict measures as soon as possible than to downplay, delay, and ultimately lead to a prolonged blockade,” Advan said in a video posted on the social networking site. ”
18, Adair confirmed that the patient was infected with the Delta variant virus, and said there are currently a total of five confirmed cases, all related to the original patient. One of the patients was a nurse at Auckland Hospital who had been given the coronavirus vaccine.
New Zealand to be infected with the Delta variant virus
The Guardian reported that The first patient in New Zealand to be infected with the Delta variant virus was a 58-year-old man from Auckland who went with his wife to the town of Coromandel on New Zealand’s North Island on the 13th and returned to Auckland on the 15th. He was tested for the virus on the 14th, experts believe that his infection period should start from the 12th. Health officials have designated 23 risk areas and said it is not possible to link the case to border sources, and there may be other cases and other possible chains of transmission near Oakland.
According to the Guardian, most New Zealanders are still unvaccinated. As of this week, about 22 per cent of New Zealand’s population over the age of 16 is fully vaccinated.
The streets of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital and auckland, the largest city, have become empty and fewer people are shopping in the city centre, Reuters reported. 17 after the implementation of the blockade measures, despite repeated assurances from the New Zealand government that there would be no shortage of supplies, some people began to rush to buy necessities. Some businesses and schools have converted business and teaching activities online.