New Zealand is one of the countries that have impressively handled the pandemic and now the country will be on lockdown due to one COVID-19 case.
According to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, it is the first locally transmitted COVID-19 case since February. In a Press Conference, they revealed that results from genome sequencing are not yet available but many are afraid that it may be the more contagious Delta variant.
The COVID-19 case is an unvaccinated 58-year-old man from Auckland who traveled different parts of the country, shared Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.
New Zealand will be under their stricter level of lockdown for 3 days and only hospitals and essential services like supermarkets and pharmacies will be allowed to be operate.