Month: March 2020

NZ Lockdown: Day 4

NZ Lockdown: Day 4

Day 4 of the 4 weeks lockdown. How are you doing so far? Have you thought of something to do for the duration of the month long lockdown? One tip I can give you is to do something that will make you look forward to…

NZ Lockdown: Day 1

NZ Lockdown: Day 1

Today is day-1 of the 4 weeks lockdown here in New Zealand. Although I started working from home on the 20th of March,2020 I still consider this the first day of officially working from home. I regularly work from home every Wednesday and I have…

COVID-19 : Announcement from our NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

COVID-19 : Announcement from our NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

Today is my 2nd day (23-March-2020) of working from home. At 1:30pm, our NZ PM went live to announce that we’re already on alert level 3 and in 48 hours, moving onto alert level 4. Hearing her announce this made me cry. This is really serious. I hope everyone stay at home and do their part.

So what does Alert level-3 and 4 mean? This I got from https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-zealand-moves-covid-19-alert-level-3-then-level-4-48-hours

Alert Level 3 : Restrict
Heightened risk that disease not contained

  • Travel in areas of community transmission limited
  • Affected educational facilities
  • Mass gatherings cancelled
  • Public venues closed
  • Alternative ways of working required and some non-essential businesses closed
  • Non-face-to-face primary care consulations
  • Elective surgeries and procedures deferred and healthcare staff reprioritised

Alert Level 4 : Eliminate
Likely that disease not contained

  • People to stay at home
  • Educational facilities closed
  • All non-essential businesses closed
  • Rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities
  • Severe travel restrictions
  • Major reprioritisation of healthcare services.