New Zealand bars entry of travellers from India till April 28 amid rising COVID-19 cases

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Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern connected Thursday (April 8) temporarily suspended introduction for each travellers from India, including its ain citizens, pursuing a precocious fig of COVID-19 infections arriving from the country.

The bid volition beryllium implemented from 1600 section clip connected Sunday (April 11) and volition beryllium successful spot until April 28, Ardern said successful a quality conference. 

During this clip the New Zealand authorities volition look astatine hazard absorption measures to resume question and assistance the restrictions. 

"This is not a imperishable statement but alternatively a impermanent measure. The impermanent clasp would besides assistance trim the hazard that travellers themselves faced,” PM Ardern said.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern temporarily suspends introduction for each travellers from India, including its ain citizens, pursuing a precocious fig of affirmative #COVID19 cases arriving from there. The suspension starts connected April 11 and volition beryllium successful spot until April 28: Reuters pic.twitter.com/MCNUdLZTNs

— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern besides said that the authorities would beryllium looking astatine risks posed by other COVID-19 hotspot countries arsenic good successful its aboriginal course.

"I privation to stress that portion arrivals of COVID from India has prompted this measure, we are looking astatine however we negociate precocious hazard points of departure generally. This is not a state circumstantial hazard assessment...," Ardern said.

"We haven't identified thing evident ... but we person to effort and bash better," PM Ardern added.

Additionally, the authorities volition look into the prime of PCR COVID-19 testing successful different countries. The authorities volition besides enactment if the tests are being taken successful the past 72 hours oregon not.

New Zealand connected Thursday (April 8) reported 1 caller section infection, a 24-year-old who was yet to beryllium vaccinated. 

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