New Zealand declares a national state of emergency


New Zealand has declared a national state of emergency.

The state of emergency just declared in New Zealand is effective immediately.

A state of emergency was declared in parliament at midday, with Level 4 restrictions – which the government had announced and warned, would come into effect, to begin on Wednesday night at 11.59pm.

The New Zealand Health Ministry announced that there were 50 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases in the country.

“There are 50 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand as at 9.30 am this morning,” it said in a statement.

“There were 47 confirmed and 3 probable cases in the past 24 hours.”