Locking New Zealand’s coronavirus resulted in only one death | Instant News

Locking of New Zealand coronaviruses has caused only one death in the country so far, data from Johns Hopkins University show on Tuesday morning.

New Zealand implemented a tight lock last month, starting on March 25, set to last four weeks with a focus on removing the virus rather than containing it. In less than two weeks, the number of new cases of corona virus per day has been reduced by two days in a row.

A total of 65 recoveries were confirmed on Tuesday, higher than 54 new cases reported, The Washington Post reports. One person, an elderly woman with an underlying health condition, had died of the virus.

“The signs are promising,” Ashley Bloomfield, director general of health, said Tuesday, according to the Post.

The lack of death and the reduction of new cases have prompted several parties to ask the government to relax restrictions, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country would continue to lock for two full 14-day incubation cycles.

Ardern announced locking 48 hours earlier to prepare the country to stay at home except for sports, to get important items and work if they were important workers. Swimming on the beach and hunting in the forest is also prohibited.

The number of daily cases only peaked on 89 last Thursday, with most cases involving international travel.

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The prime minister is reportedly considering mandatory quarantine for New Zealanders who return to the country.

New Zealand has documented a total of 1,160 cases, with 241 recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University data.


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