A new positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in the community according to New Zealand. The case is now under investigation. The Health Ministry said in a statement that the case was reported in Auckland and the link between the case and the border or managed isolation is yet to be established.
In February, New Zealand reported its last community case. The entire nation is under strict lockdown by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after a single case was reported. From Wednesday, the entire nation will be in lockdown for three days. Auckland and Coromandel where the infected person had spent time will be in lockdown for seven days.
Ardern addressed the new conference and said that the best thing they can do to get out of this as quickly as they can is to go hard. They have decided on the basis that it is better to start high and go down levels rather than to go low, not contain the virus, and see it move quickly.
The case was assumed to be the Delta variant infection although that has not been confirmed. The nation has followed a hard strategy that has helped it virtually eliminate COVID-19 domestically and allowed people to live without the restriction. However, its international borders remain largely closed.