New Zealand will impose masks guidelines and restrict gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of 9 circumstances of the COVID-19 Omicron variant confirmed group transmission from the North to South islands.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern mentioned there had been transmission from Auckland to the Nelson space of South Island. A household travelled by aircraft from North Island to a marriage within the South Island attended by 100 individuals. The household and a flight attendant examined optimistic.
New Zealand would transfer to a crimson setting beneath its COVID-19 safety framework, with extra masks carrying, social distancing and a cap of 100 clients indoors in hospitality settings, in an try to gradual the additional unfold of the Omicron variant, she mentioned.
Youngsters above fourth grade will put on masks in colleges, when the college 12 months begins, she mentioned.