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Coronavirus: New Zealand faces growing calls for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

New Zealand’s government is facing growing calls from public health experts to enact a short, sharp “circuit breaker” lockdown, a week after it shifted away from its much-vaunted coronavirus elimination strategy.The nation of 5 million was largely virus-free until mid-August, when an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant centred on the largest city of Auckland began, leading to 1,855 new cases, of which 664 were active in the community as of Friday.Just 58 per cent of the eligible…

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