Areas south of Auckland woke up this morning to ease lockdown restrictions, with Business Level 3 responding to the alert, allowing limited trade and freedom of the public to varying degrees.
But New Zealand’s new Covid 19 community cases. Today it has increased from 49 to 75 today.The war against the Delta is not over, health experts warn.
One of the cases was in Wellington, an asymptomatic domestic contact in isolation. The other cases were in Auckland.
Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health, emphasized that there was no risk and that the modeling showed that the lockdown was breaking the chains of transmission. Bloomfield said 75 percent of the new cases did not create any exhibition events.
There were about 40 supermarkets in Auckland. Named places of interest today, But they were considered ‘low risk’. They have been added as an additional precaution, the health ministry said.
It was revealed today that two Auckland hospitals have begun work on an emergency building to create zero pressure rooms for Cove 19 patients. Auckland City Hospital and Middlemore Hospital are spread out as the Auckland Delta expands, with room for patients either available or nearby.
Vaccination efforts across the country were in full swing today.
About 70% of the population has received or booked at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
In the future about 1.9 million vaccinations were in the booking system, with 68% of New Zealanders over the age of 12 and 83% over the age of 40 having been vaccinated or booked for at least one shot. ۔
Half of the population has now received a dose of the vaccine.
Hopkins said the government was working to increase vaccine supply Current supply will now focus on Auckland.. Bloomfield said earlier. Morning report. If the daily supply of vaccines does not match the current high demand, the rollout area could be slowed down to give preference to Auckland.
The announcement was welcomed by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
In an Auckland City Council statement today, Goff encouraged people to get their children vaccinated.
“From today, every person over the age of 12 in New Zealand is eligible to be vaccinated against Covid 19,” he said.
He said the latest outbreak in the community shows that people of all ages, including young people, are affected and the best protection against the disease and its spread is to be vaccinated.
“More than 1.1 million doses of the vaccine have now been given in Auckland and the city has one of the highest per capita vaccinations in the country.”
Hospitals look for intensive care nurses.
Auckland’s hospitals have asked other DHBs to send intensive care nurses to increase the number, with dozens of Coved 19 patients in hospitals – eight in intensive care and three on ventilators, until last night.
Bloomfield said other nurses and healthcare assistants are also being asked for help in Auckland today.
Drive-Through Vaccination Kills Rolling Success
Vaccination rates among Mریori and Pacific people have doubled in the past few weeks, Bloomfield said today.
His statement was full of people’s cars, which Auckland’s first drive-through vaccination site is lined up. – An initiative to help increase rates among Maori.
With 35 staff at Papakura Mare, officials are expected to vaccinate 500 people a day.
“Such vaccination sites are important because they are places where the Maori know and are reliable,” said Tony Kake, Papakura Murray’s chief executive.
“We really want to encourage our Wanao Mؤori to not only kill papacura but also go to any vaccination center across the country,” he said.
Changes to the MIQ booking system
Applications for the Border MIQ were suspended today to help keep authorities safe with the growing number of people with Quad 19.
MIQ vouchers will not be available for a few weeks for those wishing to return from abroad. The emergency allotment was still being implemented.
The fairness of the booking system has been questioned for months. Hopkins told the media today that once it is working again, Changes will be made with the new pilot system..
He said that when a large number of places become available, they will be announced. He said there would be a ‘virtual lobby’ when a room was being released.
“Lobby means that people who enter the site within a certain time window have an equal opportunity to try to secure a room. The site entry will be random, which will speed up The need to be the best will be eliminated, “the MIQ website said today.
Alert level borders polished.
Police have seen good compliance at the Auckland border, although a small number of people have been evacuated.
More than 3,300 companies with 2,300 employees were allowed to travel across the border.
Police say their five checkpoints in south Auckland are running smoothly with limited problems.
Inspector K. Lane said the vehicle numbers were too low and most people had the right documents to show the officers.
However, police said two people left Auckland on Monday without exception – one in Wellington and one in Dunedin.
Commissioner Andrew Coaster said both men had been issued breach notices – and police were working with public health officials to deal with the threat.
By 5pm yesterday, officers had issued more than 2,700 lockdown violation notices across the country, he said.
In addition, 139 people were charged with crimes, including failure to comply with lockdowns, violating health laws, and assaulting or threatening police.
Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson, meanwhile, told a select committee in parliament that he was a “fan” of Ivy checkpoints in the region.
Jackson said he understood why people wanted to set up community outposts, but also appreciated that they were controversial.
Jackson said he has spoken to Deputy Commissioner of Police Wali Humaha to suggest ways to cut down on those who want to set up checkpoints.
Help with domestic abuse.
Police called for help from anyone facing violence or abuse.
In one week of Alert Level 4, the number of incidents of family damage to police increased by 3.9%, preliminary data showed today. In week two, it rose 6.2 percent.
“As we enter the third week of alert-level sanctions, police are urging anyone seeking help if they are experiencing abuse or violence,” said Police Commissioner Andrew Coaster.
“Although there has been a slight increase, reports of family loss fluctuate due to a range of external factors and the data remains within the normal range,” he added.
“If you feel scared, intimidated or insecure, please call us at 111.
“If you can’t call, drop your bubble and ask a neighbor or passerby to call you.
“We urge anyone to call us on their behalf with concerns about a loved one or friend – you can save their life.”
Changes to viewing the funeral home.
There were 4 grieving families under the change in warning level. Starting today, they were allowed to say goodbye to their loved ones at the funeral home..
Whānau Alert can visit registered funeral homes during Level 4, but only if they are in the same bubble.
Following last week’s proposal, the Funeral Directors’ Association welcomed the government’s response.