A nationwide lockdown is now mandated by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. This is after a single case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Auckland, telling citizens to shun neighbors and keep to their “bubble.”
The Far-left Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement left people struggling to stack up essentials, businesses shutting abruptly and schools and offices making last-minute changes to go online.
A 58-year-old man tested positive for the virus, triggering week-long lockdowns in Auckland, where he resides, and Coromandel, a coastal town he had recently visited. The infection also triggered a three-day lockdown for the entire nation.
Ardern told New Zealanders not to speak with each other after the first Covid case in 6 months was reported.
“Don’t talk to your neighbors. Please, keep to your bubbles,” Jacinda Ardern said during a press conference.
“We only get one chance,” she added. “The best thing we can do to get out of this as quickly as we can is to go hard.”
“We have made the decision on the basis that it is better to start high and go down levels rather than to go low, not contain the virus and see it move quickly.”
New Zealand is on nationwide lockdown due to 1 single case of COVID-19
“Don’t talk to your neighbors. Please, keep to your bubbles,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tells the public. pic.twitter.com/IHOefCYNDv
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New Zealand’s Ministry of Health released info on Monday showing all COVID-19 cases detected near the country’s border in recent weeks have been the Delta variant.
“We have seen what can happen elsewhere if we fail to get on top of it. We only get one chance,” said Ardern, calling the variant “a game-changer.”
Early on in the pandemic, Ardern boasted about having the strictest lockdown measures in the world, saying she would “make no apologies” for the orders.
During a four-week lockdown, in April, Ardern said the Easter Bunny was allowed in the nation but discouraged Easter egg hunts for children, instead of encouraging them to draw eggs on paper.