New Zealand’s Ardern locks down nation over single COVID-19 case By Reuters

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2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses supporters at a Labour Party event in Wellington, New Zealand, October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Praveen Menon/File Photo 2/2 By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put the nation under strict lockdown on Tuesday after one new case of the coronavirus was reported in its largest city of Auckland, the country's first in six months. All of New Zealand will be in lockdown for three days from Wednesday while Auckland and Coromandel, a coastal town that the infected person had also spent time in, will be in lockdown for seven days. Imposing its toughest level 4 lockdown rules, schools, offices and all businesses will be shut down and only essential services will be operational. "The best thing we can do to get out of this as quickly as we can is to go hard," Ardern told a news conference. "We have made the decision on the basis that it is better to start high and go down lev
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