March 25, 2020 / 1:20 AM / 10 days ago

New Zealand PM Ardern declares national emergency to tackle COVID-19

WELLINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a state of national emergency as the country prepares to go into a complete lockdown at midnight to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

“Its a state of emergency to preserve our way of life,” Ardern said in a speech in parliament on Wednesday, declaring a state of national emergency. The country will go into its highest level of alert from midnight.

The number of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand rose to 205, authorities announced earlier in the day. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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