New Zealand Reports Coronavirus Cases After 102 Days; Lockdown In Auckland
Breaking the 100-day streak, four members of the same family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed surprise after no coronavirus patient for almost 100 days. She said that the infected family has not visited abroad and the source of the infection remains unknown.
Led by a female PM, New Zealand is one of the countries that boasted of beating the coronavirus epidemic three months before. Normal life has rolled back among the Kiwis. Schools are open, restaurants are crowded and Rugby stadiums are packed.
After days over three months of no new cases, a 50-year-old man was found COVID-19 positive. When all six members of his family living in South Auckland were examined, four more people were found positive. PM Jacinda Ardern said that 102 days later, four people in a family getting infected raises a lot of questions. She said that the family has no travel history abroad and the source of the infection has not yet been ascertained. She also added that the most important thing is to find out the source of this case.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. Here, strict restrictions have been imposed for three days after the infection was detected. All services including children’s school and sports grounds have been shut for three days.