NEW ZEALAND has become the only major country in the world to have declared an emergency.
It’s the first time since Australia that the country has declared an outbreak.READ MORE: New Zealand coronaviruses are hitting Australia hardest, with most cases in Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton – but no deaths – and the country is now one of the hardest hit countries in the global pandemic.
It comes as the number of coronaviral infections has risen to about 7,300 per 100,000 people, with some 1,400 people dying.
The number of infections has been growing steadily since September, and the highest number of cases so far is about 1,500.
It is believed there are currently around 200,000 infections in New Zealand.
The Government is encouraging the public to be vigilant in keeping their homes and workplaces clean and sanitary.
“It’s really important to be cautious and to not get involved in the outbreak,” Health Minister Simon Bridges said.
“There is a chance you could have been infected.”READ MORE:: NZ’s coronavid outbreak: What we know so far and what you need to know about coronavides Auckland City Council’s sanitation officer, Helen White, has said it was important to check for germs and wash your hands frequently.
“You have to be mindful, you have to wash your face and all of your hands, you know, all the way up to your feet, because it is contagious and we are seeing it on the streets,” she said.
Ms White said the coronavids were the most serious outbreak since the 2014 outbreak in the US, and said it would take more than a few days for people to clear their systems.
The country has a high-risk public transport network, with a number of buses, trains and trams shut down.
Mr Bridges said there were still several weeks of travel ahead, with the peak period for travel starting on Saturday.
“That’s the last thing we want to see.
We want to get people moving, and that’s what we’re going to be working hard at.”
We’ve got to get that going.
“The coronavíns are spreading across New Zealand, with more than 100 new cases being reported every day, with New Zealand Government figures showing a higher than expected number of people infected with coronavirochylisis.
New Zealand is one of six countries that have declared a state of emergency.
The other six are Australia, Colombia, Hungary, Laos, Mexico, and Peru.
In New Zealand this week, health workers are preparing for a possible second wave of coronovirus infections.
The coronoviruses have caused serious side effects in some parts of the world, including a number in New South Wales, including kidney and liver problems, among other symptoms.
A spokesperson for Health Minister Bridges said the Government was continuing to monitor the situation and was urging people to be aware of the spread of coronvirus.”
I’d like to emphasise that while there is no reason to panic, the Government is doing everything we can to minimise the impact on our people and communities, and we will not tolerate any outbreaks of infection.
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