New Zealand goes on lockdown for ‘fighting chance’ against coronavirus

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Photo: File WELLINGTON: New Zealand will impose a four-week lockdown in a bid to smother coronavirus infection rates and avoid the mass fatalities seen elsewhere in the world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. Ardern said the South Pacific nation was fortunate its infection numbers remained relatively low, with 102 cases and no fatalities in the population of about five million.

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