Every single nation around the globe are forcefully locking down as the coronavirus pandemic is as yet striking like fierce blaze. The number of nations who are locking down continue expanding and the new entry is New Zealand.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has declared the lockdown of the nation. On Wednesday 25th of March, 2020, Her Excellency Arden proclaimed a national highly sensitive situation as the number of instances of COVID-19, flooded by a record 50 cases to take the national count to 205.
The Prime Minister has asked her people to take COVID-19 very serious and carry on as though they have been tested positive. That way, the careful steps will be taken serious.
She further advised her citizens to cut all physical contact outside their family unit as the nation heads into a one-month lockdown.
The Government of New Zealand led by Ardern, has forced self-confinement for everybody, with all services, schools and workplaces to be closed for a month.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said:
“Make no mistake this will get worse before it gets better. We will have a lag and cases will increase for the next week or so. Then we’ll begin to know how successful we have been. If you have any questions about what you can or can’t do, apply a simple principle: Act like you have COVID-19,”
“Every move you then make is a risk to someone else. That is how we must all collectively think. That’s why the joy of physically visiting other family, children, grandchildren, friends, neighbours is on hold. Because we’re all now putting each other first. And that is what we as a nation do so well.”
With a populace of around 5 million people, Jacinda Ardern’s administration wouldn’t have any desire to lose anybody. Along these lines, needs to move quick to end the spread. It was one of the first to constrain all arriving travellers into self-seclusion and to boycott huge social events.
All social event places like bars, cafés, bistros, rec centers, films, pools, exhibition halls, libraries, play areas and every other spot where general society gather has been prohibited.
Meanwhile, Supermarkets, health workers especially doctors, drug stores, service stations and banks will be operational.
This is just the second time in New Zealand’s history that a national crisis has been pronounced, with the first on 23 February 2011, after a 6.3 size seismic tremor struck the South Island city of Christchurch, killing right around 200.