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New Zealand PM Ardern plunges Auckland into 2nd LOCKDOWN in a month after new Covid-19 case detected

Added 02-27-21 04:37:03am EST - “New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has imposed another lockdown on the city of Auckland and placed the remainder of the country under Level-2 restrictions, after another new case of Covid-19 was confirmed.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “New Zealand PM Ardern plunges Auckland into 2nd LOCKDOWN in a month after new Covid-19 case detected”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A seven-day lockdown will begin in Auckland from 6am local time on Sunday, while the rest of New Zealand will be placed into Level-2 restrictions, which limit public gatherings, Ardern said on Saturday, following a community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 resulting in a Covid-19 case of unknown origin. 

The new Covid patient presented at a GP for a test after which they went to the gym, which Ardern said was “frustrating.” 

The patient developed symptoms on Tuesday, was tested on Friday and received their results on Saturday morning. They had been working part-time at an airport in the city the entire time. 

Ardern stressed that there was “cause for concern” as the patient had likely been infectious for a week but had not been self-isolating, instead visiting a number of “well-populated sites.” 

As a result, public venues will be shuttered and gatherings outside of bubbles will be temporarily suspended, while all sporting events during the mini-lockdown period will be canceled. 

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