New Zealand confirms 3 new imported cases of COVID-19

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 16, 2020

Numerous attendees of the protest were not wearing face masks and were holding signs against the Covid-19 lockdown, vaccines, the New Zealand government, and several other issues.

There are no new community cases to report.

New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1,447, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization.

Today, there are four people in hospital with COVID-19 - one is in isolation on a ward in Auckland City Hospital, and one is in isolation on a ward in Middlemore.

The Government has chose to keep the current settings for now - level 2.5 in Auckland and level 2 for the rest of the country.

Inspector Grant Tetzlaff from Auckland City Police, who attended the protest to monitor the situation, reportedly said that the police recognised people's lawful right to protest but also recognised the need for people to follow the current level two restrictions in helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The current rules would remain until at least September 21, she said. Cabinet would review the restrictions in Auckland with "a view" to reduce mass gathering limits.

"For these reasons while New Zealand First supports the continuation of Alert Level 2 in Auckland it can not support a continuation of Alert Level 2 outside of Auckland until Monday 21 September at midnight, so has invoked the "Agree to Disagree" provisions of the Coalition Agreement in relation to this specific part of the Cabinet decision", said Mr Peters.

"It has now been two weeks. since Auckland moved to what we have been calling "2.5".

Of those, 28 are imported cases in managed isolation facilities, and 55 are community cases, the statement said.

"More cases will emerge from this cluster's tail", Ardern said.

"Modelling done for the Ministry of Health continues to suggest around a 25 percent chance of cases moving outside of the Auckland region".

He says the modellers put in a range of assumptions - around travel patterns, the number of cases in Auckland, and different likelihoods of the virus spreading. A mask-wearing requirement would remain in place.

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