Covid-19: How day two of lockdown in NZ unfolded

The police line up at an anti-lockdown protest in Christchurch.

2021-08-19 13:04:52

Day two of the newest nationwide lockdown noticed extra arrests and rising case numbers, however well being officers have additionally come nearer to discovering the supply of the newest outbreak. See how the day unfolded with RNZ’s dwell weblog.

The police line up at an anti-lockdown protest in Christchurch.

The police line up at an anti-lockdown protest in Christchurch.
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Three individuals had been arrested in Christchurch immediately after police had been known as to an anti-lockdown protest, and two individuals had been arrested within the Far North for refusing to put on masks.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster mentioned officers in Christchurch arrested three individuals after a bunch of 10 individuals gathered on the Bridge of Remembrance on Cashel Avenue at about 1pm.

“Police engaged and inspired the protestors to adjust to Alert Stage 4 restrictions, nevertheless, three had been taken into custody after they refused to take action.”

Two males, aged 46 and 50, and a lady, aged 56, have been charged with failing to adjust to Covid lockdown guidelines and can seem within the Christchurch District Court docket tomorrow.

In the meantime the present Delta variant outbreak on this nation has been linked to a traveller who arrived from New South Wales and was taken to Middlemore Hospital earlier this week. It comes because the Ministry of Well being confirms there have now been 21 group instances this week.

Cupboard will meet tomorrow at 1pm and there can be a 3pm presser the place Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will advise on the following steps for alert ranges.

New Zealand went in to lockdown at 11.59pm on Tuesday. Auckland and Coromandel had been set for lockdown for seven days, whereas the remainder of the nation was put into lockdown for 3 days – attributable to end tomorrow evening.

See how the day unfolded with RNZ’s dwell weblog:


That is an official COVID-19 ALERT.

All of New Zealand is now at Covid-19 alert degree 4.

The alert degree can be reviewed after 3 days for all areas EXCEPT Auckland & Coromandel Peninsula which is prone to stay at degree 4 for an preliminary interval of seven days.

A group case of Covid-19 has been recognized.

Keep at house the place attainable & comply with the Alert Stage 4 tips. This can cease the unfold of COVID-19 and SAVE LIVES.

Everyone seems to be requested to:

Put on a masks and maintain a 2 metre distance from others everytime you go away your property.

In case you are sick, name your physician or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for recommendation about getting examined.

Carry on scanning QR codes everytime you go away your property.

Observe good hygiene – wash palms usually.

Providers together with supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics & petrol stations will keep open at Alert Stage 4. Face coverings are obligatory for all individuals – each workers and prospects – at companies and companies working at Alert Stage 4 involving buyer contact.

For extra data on Alert Stage 4 go to [the government website]


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