As the world react to the spread of coronavirus, New Zealand has declared a state of national emergency to combat the Pandemic
A report from Evening Standard reveals that the country is prepared to go into a complete lockdown at midnight.
As the spread Covid-19 continues, Newzealand has imposed self-isolation for everyone, with all non-essential services, schools and offices to be shut for a month, since victims have risen 205 in the country.
While reacting to the situation, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed parliament on Wednesday. She said,
“From midnight tonight, we bunker down for four weeks to try and stop the virus in its tracks, to break the chain,”
“Make no mistake this will get worse before it gets better. We will have a lag and cases will increase for the next week or so. Then we’ll begin to know how successful we have been.”
While the spread of the virus continues, it was also discovered that 50 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday in the country.
Ardern speaking further disclosed that, “If you have any questions about what you can or can’t do, apply a simple principle: Act like you have Covid-19,”
“Every move you then make is a risk to someone else. That is how we must all collectively think. That’s why the joy of physically visiting other family, children, grandchildren, friends, neighbours is on hold. Because we are all now putting each other first. And that is what we as a nation do so well.”