Wednesday, September 28, 2022

New Zealand eases national COVID-19 lockdown, Auckland to remain closed

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday that the government would ease the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, while the country’s largest city – the epicenter of the latest outbreak – would remain closed for two more weeks.

In a news briefing, Ardern said that from August 31 most parts of the country will go into a level-three shutdown, which allows businesses to fill online orders and perform takeout services. Bars and restaurants remain closed, except for takeaways.

Ardern said Auckland would remain under Alert Level 4, which requires all schools, offices and all businesses to close, with only essential services operating. Before this latest lockdown, the country’s last stay-at-home orders were lifted in March.

The government took measures to contain the spread of the delta version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. New Zealand’s health service reported 70 new cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections during the outbreak that began this month to 347. New Zealand has been one of the best countries in the world in controlling COVID-19.

Meanwhile, a new report published in the medical journal The Lancet says the symptoms that appear after a person has contracted the novel coronavirus are poorly understood by the medical community.

The report said the syndrome, known as “long haul COVID-19”, must be studied and understood in order to launch an appropriate response to “a first-order modern medical challenge” to the journal can be started.

The Lancet article states that recovery could take more than a year. Lethargic symptoms include “persistent fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog and depression”.

Finding the answer to the mystery of the long-standing COVID-19 will require “the full breadth of scientific and medical ingenuity, while providing compassionate and multidisciplinary care,” the report said.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States who have not been able to pay rent during the pandemic are facing eviction as the Supreme Court decided not to extend a nationwide ban on evictions imposed during the pandemic. Was.

Three judges disagreed.

“As a result of this decision, families will face the painful effects of eviction, and communities across the country will be at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19,” Jane Psaki, US President Joe Biden’s press secretary, said in a statement. ”

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