New Zealand's Ardern orders nationwide lockdown over one COVID-19 case
WELLINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a nationwide lockdown on Tuesday after a new case of COVID-19 was discovered in the biggest city of Auckland.
The lockdown will run seven days in Auckland, but three days elsewhere. Ardern said authorities were assuming the new case was a Delta variant although this has not been confirmed.
Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Clarence Fernandez
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