The danger of the Delta variant hovering over New Zealand too? Level-2 alert issued; Strict on travel rules too
New Zealand has taken a cautious decision that some restrictions will be followed in Wellington till Sunday night. Under Alert Level 2, offices, schools and businesses can remain open but physical distancing rules will have to be maintained.
The dangerous Delta variant of Corona has also raised the concern of New Zealand. New Zealand has issued Alert-2 in the capital Wellington from Wednesday after cases of the Delta variant were reported in its neighboring country Australia. Under this, offices, schools and businesses will remain open in the country, but people will have to maintain physical distance. Let us tell you that New Zealand had closed its borders in view of the increasing outbreak of Corona and brought the situation under control very quickly.
The New Zealand government has taken the decision to tighten restrictions again in the country after an Australian tourist's corona report came positive. Actually this tourist came to New Zealand for a few days and on his return to Sydney, he was found corona infected. After this, New Zealand has taken a cautious decision that some restrictions will be followed in Wellington till Sunday night. The country's Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins said that this is not a lockdown, it is a precautionary measure and it will be in force until we do some necessary tests.
Offices, schools and businesses can remain open under Alert Level 2 but physical distancing rules will have to be maintained. At the same time, under other guidelines including physical distance, sports and entertainment activities are allowed. But not more than 100 people will be allowed to attend weddings, funerals and other events. With a population of 5 million people, New Zealand is among a handful of countries that have controlled the spread of COVID-19 and returned to normalcy. The last case of corona infection was reported here about four months ago.