Repeated lockdowns are a version of hell – Aucklanders deserve our thanks

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Our national reluctance to make a fuss as well as the structure of our government have helped us fight Covid

On 28 February 2020, the New Zealand authorities were confirming the country’s “first” Covid-19 case. “PANDEMONIUM”, wrote the New Zealand Herald from its first page. Aucklanders made a dash for the supermarkets, according to the same paper, cleaning out toilet paper supplies and gridlocking the city’s major transport nodes. The government was advising national caution after barring travellers from China earlier that month and organising repatriation flights for New Zealanders through the next.

Four weeks later, on 25 March 2020, the country went into a nationwide lockdown.

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