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New Zealand lockdown after one case of COVID-19 infection
New Zealand authorities on Tuesday announced the country's return to a tough lockdown, after the first case of local coronavirus infection was detected for the first time in six months.
Several cases of infection are recorded in the country every day, but so far, recently, all of them have been detected in people who have arrived from abroad. Now the virus has been identified in a nurse at a nursing home in Oakland. Nine more cases of infection were announced on Wednesday.
A balloon crashed in Arrowtown on the South Island of New Zealand, injuring 11 people.
Two people were seriously injured and nine others were injured in a balloon crash.
Police said there were no casualties and the two most injured were taken by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital.
30,000 nurses in New Zealand went on a one-day strike, demanding higher wages.
The strike began after the New Zealand Nurses' Union rejected a 1.4% pay rise proposed by the County Health Council earlier this week.
The government says nurses are demanding a 17% increase, which it cannot afford, but has promised to continue negotiations.
Heavy rainfall in 100 years triggers flooding in New Zealand
Residents of 300 houses were evacuated.
The residents of the city of Ashburton also got it. Local Mayor Neil Brown told reporters that half of the houses were affected. Evacuation was required for almost half of the 35 thousand inhabitants.
Grateful New Zealanders celebrate the impeccable work of the rescuers. Not a single person died.
New Zealand has decided to grant leave to parents who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth
Parliament unanimously supported the decision to provide mothers and their partners with three days of leave if there was a miscarriage or the child was born still.
The bill was presented by Labor MP Ginny Andersen.
Such a bill will allow parents who have not survived the birth of a baby to “come to terms with the loss” by using their legal right to leave.
After three earthquakes in the morning with a magnitude of about seven, in New Zealand, authorities ordered the urgent evacuation of thousands of citizens from coastal areas. The reason was the message about the approaching tsunami
At about 8:30 am, the first earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred. This happened near the Kermadec Islands.
After that, meteorologists canceled the message about a possible tsunami. The situation after the second earthquake has not changed. But after the third earthquake, sirens began to sound in some areas, signaling the approach of a tsunami.
After that, the authorities decided on an emergency evacuation.
Dolphins washed ashore in New Zealand and died
Conservation officials who arrived at the scene found ninety-seven grindas (black dolphins) and three bottlenose dolphins that were already dead.
Another 26 mammals were alive, but very weak, so they had to be euthanized.
Diver and marine photographer Sam Wilde said that the Chatham Archipelago is a remote place, so there are not many people around. And when the dolphins were discovered, the radio call was transmitted to only a few people.
He also added that divers should stay out of the water when dolphins land on shore because the area is home to a population of great white sharks that can attack people in search of carcasses.