New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern | Photo: BIANCA DE MARCHI / Australia / EFE

New Zealand announced on Tuesday (17) a national confinement of three days, after the detection of a case of Covid-19. In the Auckland areas, where the infection has been recorded, and Coromandel, the blockage will be four to seven days. At this level of vigilance, New Zealanders can only leave home to buy food or medicine, exercise outside while maintaining social distancing, and visit the doctor or ward. health.

According to the country’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the decision was made taking into account concerns about the Delta variant. “We have to act again early and hard to prevent the spread. We have already seen in other places what can happen if we are not able to overcome it. We only have one chance,” said he declared, without confirming whether the case detected in the country was of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.