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Covid 19 coronavirus: New UK strain would need longer level 4 lockdown if outbreak here – scientist – New Zealand Herald

It comes as iwi leaders join calls to tighten up border controls to keep new strain out.

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A level 4 lockdown longer than that back in March would be needed to stamp out new strains of Covid-19 which had potential for “explosive exponential growth” if they entered the community, scientists say.
The warning comes as iwi leaders join calls for New Zealand to tighten up the numbers of people arriving into the country, particularly from places where the new strains are rife.
On Monday it was revealed there were already 19 cases of the United Kingdom strain detected in New Zealand since December…

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