New Zealand spends 1000 coronavirus cases as PM berates ‘idiots’ by ignoring lockout | News from the world


Coronavirus cases in New Zealand have crossed the 1,000 mark, with health officials reporting 89 new cases on Sunday.

The country, which has been in detention since March 25, has registered 1,039 confirmed cases, with one death. There are 15 people hospitalized with Covid-19, including three in intensive care.

While Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that the four-week lockdown was slowing infections, authorities have released new guidelines that separate families and lovers who don’t live together.

The principles of self-isolation were previously vague, the Prime Minister asking New Zealanders to “apply common sense” and reduce their social group to “a small group of individuals who are part of your bubble … the bubble you need to maintain “for the month.

This largely meant households, but the non-specific language allowed families and partners who did not live together to see each other. However, the publication of a health law ordinance replaced the non-specific ordinance with explicit language and left no room for misinterpretation.

The ordinance does not allow fraternization between households with very limited exemptions; for shared custody, and when at least one partner lives alone. The end result is the criminalization of most relationships between Kiwis who do not live together.

New Zealand police have been contacted for comments on how they intend to enforce the ban.


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