New Zealand delays general election after COVID-19 outbreak

New Zealand has delayed its election after a COVID-19 outbreak in its greatest city, the top minister introduced Monday nearby time.

New Zealand delays general election after COVID-19 outbreak

Prime Minister Jacinta Arden stated the election will be pushed’ again 4 weeks, from Sept. 19 to Oct. 19.

She stated at some stage in a briefing the choice used to be made’ after consulting with leaders of each and every political party.

Arden stated the authorities landed on a date that "provided adequate time for events to graph round a vary of occasions we ought to be campaigning under, for the electoral fee to prepare, and for voters to experience certain of a safe, available and indispensable election."

The choice comes after New Zealand prolonged a lockdown on Friday in Auckland after going through its first COVID-19 outbreak in extra than three months. The USA had long gone 102 days barring any mentioned coronavirus cases.

New Zealand has stated a complete of 1,622 coronavirus instances and 22 deaths, according to information compiled via Johns Hopkins University.


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