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New Zealand Declares State of Emergency, Goes Into Lockdown

  • Everyone required to stay home from midnight Wednesday
  • There will be ‘no tolerance for people who do not comply’
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New Zealand Declares State of Emergency
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New Zealand declared a state of national emergency, giving the government additional powers to enforce a nationwide lockdown.

From midnight Wednesday, everyone except those deemed to work in essential services will be required to stay at home. People can go outside with household members but must observe a two-meter distance from anyone else to curb the spread of coronavirus.