New Zealand : Delta Variant outbreak spreads beyond Auckland

New Zealand : Delta Variant outbreak spreads beyond Auckland

New Zealand : Delta Variant outbreak spreads beyond Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern adds additional regions into a snap lockdown on Sunday as New Zealand’s Delta variant outbreak spreads beyond the largest city of Auckland.

There were 32 new coronavirus cases on Sunday in Auckland, which has been in lockdown since mid-August, and two cases in the Waikato region, some 147 kilometres (91 miles) south of Auckland.

For travel – All non-New Zealand citizens will have to be fully vaccinated before they’re allowed to travel to New Zealand as of November 1, Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. “This is an important step in our Reconnecting New Zealand strategy,” Hipkins said in a statement.

Travellers will need to have had a full course of any of the 22 vaccines approved by a government or approval authority, with the last dose being at least 14 days before arrival.