Because it occurred: Day 4 of lockdown – the whole lot that you must know

Downtown Auckland today.

2021-08-21 12:54:10

New Zealand is combating again towards the Delta outbreak because the variety of neighborhood instances rises by 21 this afternoon, with a report variety of vaccinations and checks yesterday.

Downtown Auckland today.

Downtown Auckland as we speak.
Picture: RNZ/ Nik Dirga

A bus driver linked to Royal Oak Intermediate Faculty in Auckland has examined constructive, and make contact with tracers are working to determine the scholars who had been on the bus, as they’re thought of shut contacts.

In the meantime, a College of Auckland pupil who has examined constructive has been linked to a ball held at Aotea Centre 14 August reportedly attended by as much as 500 college students, in addition to different places.

The overall variety of neighborhood instances linked to the present Auckland outbreak rose to 51 as we speak.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated that New Zealand hit two data yesterday, with essentially the most variety of vaccines and checks carried out.

There have been 56,843 vaccines administered yesterday and 72 p.c of NZers aged 40+ are both booked or have been vaccinated with at the least one dose.

“That is nice progress,” Ardern stated.

Greater than 150,000 vaccination bookings had been made yesterday.

Yesterday additionally noticed essentially the most Covid-19 checks processed in a single day, with 41,464 checks accomplished.

“The actual fact we have now achieved each these outcomes on the identical day is extraordinary and is precisely what we have to do to get on high of the outbreak and for the long run.”

In the meantime, a number of new places of curiosity in Wellington and a second flight into the town have additionally been introduced as we speak

Places embody supermarkets in Kilbirnie and Newtown, whereas a second flight to Wellington, Flight NZ443 from 4.30 to five.30pm Thursday has been added. A number of petrol stations between Auckland and Wellington have been added as nicely, together with stations in Bulls, Waiorou and Tokoroa.

A full listing might be seen on the Ministry’s web site.

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