The city of Auckland, with 1.7 million inhabitants, the most populated in New Zealand, returned to normal on Thursday after its second confinement and overcome the outbreak of COVID-19 detected in mid-August.
The inhabitants of the city, which entered the lowest alert level since midnight (1 on a scale of 4), the same one that governs the rest of the country, have recovered from today freedom of movement and circulation.
End of restrictions
Authorities announced Monday that the Auckland outbreak is under control after not detecting local infections linked to the outbreak, the epicenter of the second wave of the COVID-19, for more than a week and announced the end of the restrictions as of Thursday.
Auckland residents are no longer required to maintain the physical distance rules and the meetings are held again with no capacity limit, among other measures.
“Today there are a lot of people out there: students returned to universities and to libraries, people to Albert Park, “Rosanne, a librarian from Auckland, said on Twitter, while university professor Kathryn Jones wondered” how many students are going to class? “on this first day of normalcy.
“We have woken up at level 1. Many of our talented artists have their previews tomorrow night. If you haven’t started the day by planning your route in Auckland between the precincts and galleries, the question is where do I start? “he tweeted Art Week, the annual visual arts festival that will be held between October 10 and 18 in the city.
Despite the return to normal practice, New Zealand Health Director-General Ashley Bloomfield urged people to exercise some caution despite the fact that alert level 1.
The country, which since yesterday no longer has patients infected locally, has 39 active cases -3 of them announced today- classified as imported contagions among people who have returned from abroad.