Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday (April 8) briefly suspended entry for all travellers from India, together with its personal residents, following a excessive variety of COVID-19 infections arriving from the nation.
The order can be applied from 1600 native time on Sunday (April 11) and can be in place till April 28, Ardern mentioned in a information convention.
Throughout this time the New Zealand authorities will take a look at danger administration measures to renew journey and elevate the restrictions.
“This isn’t a everlasting association however relatively a short lived measure. The momentary maintain would additionally assist cut back the chance that travellers themselves confronted,” PM Ardern mentioned.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern briefly suspends entry for all travellers from India, together with its personal residents, following a excessive variety of constructive #COVID19 circumstances arriving from there. The suspension begins on April 11 and can be in place till April 28: Reuters pic.twitter.com/MCNUdLZTNs
— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern additionally mentioned that the federal government could be taking a look at dangers posed by different COVID-19 hotspot international locations as nicely in its future course.
“I need to emphasize that whereas arrivals of COVID from India has prompted this measure, we’re taking a look at how we handle excessive danger factors of departure usually. This isn’t a rustic particular danger evaluation…,” Ardern mentioned.
“We have not recognized something apparent … however we now have to attempt to do higher,” PM Ardern added.
Moreover, the federal government will look into the standard of PCR COVID-19 testing in different international locations. The authorities may also be aware if the assessments are being taken within the final 72 hours or not.
New Zealand on Thursday (April 8) reported one new native an infection, a 24-year-old who was but to be vaccinated.