New Zealand reported 7 new situations of coronavirus up to Saturday early morning right after a lockdown in Auckland was extended.
6 of the 7 new situations were connected to the cluster at the centre of all the previous local community circumstances, stated Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of wellbeing.
Up to Saturday, the authorities in New Zealand have documented 37 cases related to the outbreak with 19 other individuals in quarantine.
The lockdown in Auckland, property to 1.7 million individuals, was prolonged for almost two weeks after New Zealand reported 12 verified scenarios of Covid-19 on Friday.
The outbreak has delayed the start out of the New Zealand women’s provincial rugby competitors for at minimum two months. It experienced been scheduled to start off on 22 August
“With Auckland-based mostly groups not able to prepare or host matches for the future 12 days, the final decision has been designed not to commence the levels of competition subsequent weekend,” wrote the head of women’s rugby, Cate Sexton. “We’ll now explore with provincial unions and the Players Association all-around the various selections for revising the attract.”
Lockdown pressured the cancellation of the scheduled remaining match of the men’s Tremendous Rugby Aotearoa competitors at Eden Park on Sunday.
The levels of competition experienced been viewed by NZR as crucial to encouraging the country’s feminine players prepare for the defence of the rugby environment cup in 2021 on house soil.