The discovery of three cases of Covid 19 in Wellington has raised the Auckland community’s latest balloon to 31, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to extend four nationwide lockdowns by 11.59pm on Tuesday night.
Three Wellington cases recently traveled to Auckland and were believed to be linked to an Auckland church that was a place of interest. Both the Church of Christ at Mount Rosekle and the Central Auckland Church of Christ at Freemans Bay have been designated as places of interest.
During a press conference in Parliament on Friday, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said two issues had been considered before the country went into lockdown by air from Auckland to Wellington and a third by car.
Bloomfield said flight details, along with other points of interest related to the Wellington cases, would be released later Friday. The list also included three to four cafes and restaurants, a pharmacy, a medical center and several petrol stations en route between Auckland and Wellington.
* Cowed 19 Live: Cowed cases reported in Wellington. Alert level decision ahead
* Covid 19 New Zealand: Decision-level decision to expand the delta, experts say expansion is possible.
* Cove 19: Latest places of interest include Lanefield and Northcote College.
When asked about the age of the cases, Ardern said she did not think it was necessary to release the information.
Do you know more Email [email protected]
Wellington’s case is that of Johnson Wells and Miramar, sources familiar with the case said, but it remains to be confirmed by authorities.
Infections in the capital on Friday included 11 new cases of the virus in the community.
The Ministry of Health said in a statement that all community cases are being transferred or transferred to administrative isolation or quarantine facility as part of a strict infection prevention and control mechanism, including the use of all PPEs.
In Wellington, matters are quarantined at the Grand Mercury Hotel, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
An ESR spokesman said the final sample of wastewater testing from the Wellington Region was taken Monday and was negative. Samples have been taken from three locations in the capital.
Scientists are still working on the samples taken on Thursday.
Chase T. Rona, a spokeswoman for the Capitol and Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards, said there were no cases of Covid 19 in Wellington or Hutt Valley hospitals.
Dr Brian Betty, medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, said the cases in Wellington highlighted the highly contagious nature of the Delta variety.
“I think the situation in Auckland and how many cases have been developed in such a short period of time that really confirm how contagious the Delta is, and it’s very likely that the Delta is out of Auckland,” Betty said. Move. “
He said going into lockdown across the country was the “right thing to do.”
“I think it’s the answer to how quickly it’s ready … and the only way to stop it. [was] Going into severe lockdown to try to prevent or reduce the spread of coyotes across the country.
Mayor Andy Foster said the council is asking health officials for more information on the matter.
“[The cases] Verify that the decision to go hard and fast with the lockdown was the right one. It also confirms the importance of each of us,
Council staff were working with health authorities to increase testing capacity and expedite local vaccination rollouts.
There are pop-up testing centers in T-Papa and Haiti Park. . Wellington GPs will use the Michael Fowler Center as a vaccination pop-up site to have more space and reduce their backlogs لیکن but it’s not a place to walk out without booking.
Rachel Haggerty of the Capital and Coast and Hit Valley Health Boards said the workforce has the capacity to test 2% of the local population, or about 8,000 people, in the next three to four days.
He said an “additional workforce” was available from the public health services if there was a significant increase in demand for testing.
Leslie Gray, a senior lecturer in primary healthcare and general practice at the University of Otago, said that while the shape of the Delta was transferable, it was expected that cases would be seen outside Auckland.
“This means there is likely to be more time at the national alert level 4.
“Thousands of people are flocking to Aotearoa NZ for quaid testing, and some testing centers are in the swamp.”
Equipment Understands that Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit has provided the protocol to ensure that there is no transmission at the hospital. It is believed to have gone overnight in the “community transmission” roster to ensure segregation between teams.
In response, the DHB said: “Like other DHBs, we have a plan in case of community transmission in our area. Includes moving.
Expert anesthetist Vanessa Beavis, president of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists (ANZCA), said the changes to the roster were standard procedures for hospitals in the epidemic.
“Normally everyone was assigned to the operating room or some other clinic. During this time we have looked at the staff but a little older and those who are at risk or have compromised immuno the front line. Will not be
“That’s how we adjust the rosters.”
Beavis works at Auckland City Hospital and was the front and center of epidemics during the first lockdown.
He urged the people to panic and assured that the hospitals were ready to deal with any way possible.
“We’ve done it before, we’re not starting from scratch like we were last time.
“We are fully prepared and fully organized, and we are in a much better position this year than last.”