Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suspends arrivals from India for two weeks

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suspends arrivals from India for two weeks

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Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has suspended entry to New Zealand for returnees arriving from India for the next two weeks. Restrictions proposed will start immediately until April 28.

Due to large increases in returnee cases from India testing positive on day 0/1 testing, it confers that a precautionary approach is recommended.

A recent case returned as positive, confirmed today that they are a border worker by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield; another reason for stricter restrictions on returnees coming from India.


The restrictions proposed will apply to everyone including New Zealand citizens who recently were in India getting ready to return.

Particularly in Brazil and India, the cases of the COVID-19 virus are rising drastically.

Fears indicate that lockdowns could harm New Zealand, and that is why the PM is taking precautionary approaches to prevent any large community outbreaks.

The Government will be looking to reduce the risks associated and drop the number of active cases.

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