New Zealand Moves To "traffic Light" COVID-19 Protection Framework
Sumaira FH Published November 29, 2021 | 05:40 PM
WELLINGTON, Nov. 29 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Nov, 2021 ) :New Zealand moves to "traffic light" COVID-19 Protection Framework on Friday, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announcing the levels at which different parts of New Zealand will move forward.
Northland, Auckland, Taupo and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Opotiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at Red, with the rest of the North Island moving in at Orange, Ardern told a press conference.
The whole of the South Island will move in at Orange, she said, adding cautious approach will be taken initially as the country transitions into the new framework.
The certainty and stability of the traffic lights replace the sudden lockdowns and restrictions of Alert Levels, Ardern said, adding schools will stay open at every color and businesses will have protection through My Vaccine Passes to keep operating.
Red is the highest level in the new system, which is why Auckland has moved in at Red as the epicenter of the current outbreak, she added.