A 12-day extension of Covid-19 restrictions has been announced in Newzealand.
The new development was announced by the Prime Minister of the country, Jacinda Ardern after couple of cases grew to 29.
According to BBC, there are four “alert levels” in New Zealand, and Auckland has been on Level 3 since Wednesday.
In reaction to the new cases based on levels, Ms Ardern said both would be extended since the rest of the country is on Level 2.
Since coronavirus entered the country, New Zealand has had success containing it. One of the strides achieved so far, is that country went 102 days without a community transmission.
The extension is an option to be implored in New Zealand’s largest city with a population of 1.5 million. So far, investigations are going on.
According to the PM, the decision to extend the restrictions is, “in keeping with our cautionary approach and New Zealand’s philosophy of going hard and going early”.
Speaking further on her plans, she said, in 12 days’ time, “the cluster will be identified, will be isolated, and we can move to Level 2 in Auckland with confidence.”