By Stephen Wright
WELLINGTON, New Zealand–New Zealand is contemplating pandemic restrictions for its capital Wellington after an Australian vacationer examined constructive for Covid-19 and has halted quarantine-free journey with Australia’s most populous state.
Well being authorities are urging individuals who had been at a number of areas in Wellington previously weekend to be examined for Covid-19 and to isolate. Particulars are printed on the New Zealand Ministry of Well being’s web site.
Director-Normal of Well being Ashley Bloomfield stated authorities are contemplating what stage of restrictions could possibly be wanted in Wellington to move off an outbreak. The Australian traveler examined constructive upon returning to Sydney.
“All the pieces’s on the desk, it is confirmed helpful previously for us to not rule something out,” Mr. Bloomfield advised Radio New Zealand on Wednesday.
“We might be whether or not different measures is perhaps required–wider use of masks, restrictions on gatherings dimension for a interval,” he stated.
The suspension of the journey association with New South Wales state is for an preliminary three days whereas the supply of recent Covid-19 circumstances in Sydney is investigated, a authorities assertion stated.
Australia and New Zealand began quarantine-free journey in April, greater than a yr after the pandemic closed worldwide borders. Each nations have largely contained the unfold of Covid-19, aided by lockdowns and their island geography.
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