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New Zealand registers its first local coronavirus infections in more than 100 days

August 11, 2020

New Zealand registered its first community-level infections with the new coronavirus within 102 days on Tuesday, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to urge the capital of Auckland’s population to stick with home prevention as a measure of their home.

The alert was triggered on Monday when a man aged 50 to 60 from Auckland was tested after showing symptoms despite having no travel history or suspicious contacts. He tested positive and got his family to be tested.

Three of the relatives tested positive, according to Ardern, who has confirmed the connection between these people with different jobs. According to the New Zealand Herald, he has also ensured that several districts in the capital are affected by contacts.

New Zealand registers its first local coronavirus infections in more than 100 daysNew Zealand registers its first local coronavirus infections in more than 100 days

The closest contacts are already isolated, although the government has decided to restrict the entire city from Wednesday and for three days. “We are asking people in Auckland to stay home to prevent infection,” said the prime minister, who urged citizens to “act like they have COVID”.

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