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New Zealand Goes Into Full Lockdown After ONE Case Of COVID-19 Was Found

"We have seen the dire consequences of taking too long to act in other countries," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

New Zealand Goes Into Lockdown After One COVID-19 Case Found

Five million people in New Zealand were put into lockdown on Tuesday, August 17 after the country's public health officials identified one case of COVID-19.

The drastic measures were enforced across the country for three days. In Auckland, where the infected man had visited, the city will be in lockdown for seven days in a bid to control the spread of the virus.

During a press conference announcing the lockdown, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, "We have seen the dire consequences of taking too long to act in other countries."

The New Zealand government issued a statement showing 14 locations of interest where they believe the infected man may have had contact with others.

Two people are being treated as having had close contact with the man and they are in self-isolation. Even vaccination clinics will close during the nationwide lockdown.

Toronto Police Warn That 'Charges Will Be Laid' If People Interfere With Vaccination Clinics

This is meant to protect kids aged 5 to 11 years old at their vaccine appointments.

As kids 5 to 11 years of age start getting vaccine doses, Toronto Police have issued a warning to people who might try to interfere with vaccination clinics in the city.

"Officers will be patrolling near COVID-19 vaccination sites as Toronto kids and their families attend appointments over the coming days," the service tweeted on November 26.

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