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New Zealand announces ‘quarantine camps’ where positive patients will be forcibly placed

New Zealand announces ‘quarantine camps’ where positive patients will be forcibly placed

With only 25 coronavirus deaths among a population of nearly 5 million, medical officers are now being directed to manage all positive confirmed cases in a quarantine camp.
New Zealand is taking the term ‘lockdown’ to a whole new level.

With only 25 coronavirus deaths among a population of nearly 5 million, medical officers are now being directed to manage all positive confirmed cases in a quarantine camp, according to the Director-General of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield.

“I am now directing medical officers of health that all confirmed cases are to be managed in a quarantine facility. Now this is different to how positive cases were managed when we were last at levels 4 and indeed 3, and shows how serious we are about limiting any risk of ongoing transmission even in self isolation and including to others in the household. This will apply to any cases and also close family members who might be at risk as appropriate,” Bloomfield said.

The nation has 32 managed isolation and quarantine facilities with operational capacity for 6260 people, Stuff reports.

But that’s not the worst part.

Patients will be held against their will at the quarantine camps until testing negative for the virus.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, of the center-left New Zealand Labour Party, announced in a video that if people sent to the quarantine facility refuse to be tested, they will be required to remain at the camp for an additional two weeks after their initial two-week stay, calling the warning a “pretty good incentive” to get tested for the virus.

“If someone refuses, in our facilities, to be tested, they have to keep staying. So they won’t be able to leave after fourteen days, they have to stay on for another fourteen days. So it’s a pretty good incentive. You either get your tests done and make sure you cleared, or we will keep you in the facility longer. So I think people - most people will look at that and say, ‘I’ll take the test.’”

In an interview with Laura Ingraham Tuesday, Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson condemned New Zealand’s institution of quarantine camps.

“They have a nation of 5 million people,” Hanson explained. “They’ve only lost, tragically, but they lost 25 people. That’s an astoundingly low number to throw away personal freedom.”

The government has also ordered Air New Zealand to halt all international bookings to the country as projections show the quarantine facilities are nearing capacity.

Starting Tuesday, anyone flying to New Zealand must have confirmed reservations at a quarantine camp. Passengers will be prohibited from boarding their flight unless they present their government issued voucher as proof.

Board of Airlines New Zealand executive director Justin Tighe-Umbers said airlines were seeing strong demand from people returning to New Zealand between now and Christmas, according to Stuff.

“There is limited managed isolation and quarantine accommodation, so people need to be sure they have secured a place by getting a voucher from the New Zealand Government,” he said.

Betty 3 year ago
Back to Nazi Germany. Profoundly against humanity.
Lee 3 year ago
Terrifying how all over the planet these politicians think they can run peoples lives for them. This is dystopian at best. Chaos creating at most. People will fight and they should. How dare these leaders create such drama for such a small outcome.
Sue 3 year ago
No wonder the rest of the world is laughing at us!! Its truly become the land of sheep under this joke of a government where nothing else that was promised has been accomplished or even considered but there is endless funds for control. I am embarrassed to be a kiwi!! Wish I had never returned if I wanted to live under a communist regime I would have gone to China!
Ray 3 year ago
Get rid of that commie dictator called a PM she is a disgrace to the position , clearly ignoring all the scientific data by prominent scientists virologists doctors and front line nurses...
Gene 3 year ago
NY Democrat introduces bill allowing gov to 'order the removal,' detention of people with contagious diseases.
What does the bill say?
The legislation, recently introduced by New York Assemblyman Noah Nicholas Perry, a Democrat, calls for amending New York public health law to permit the "removal and detention of cases, contacts and carriers who are or may be a danger to public health" upon the governor declaring a public health emergency.
B Kay. 4 year ago
As A new Zealander Living in New Zealand, let me correct Leanne Munro, who is obviously quite deluded. Arrivals from overseas are not 'accommodated' at hotels, they are forcibly held there. That is a quarantine camp. It makes no difference that it is a hotel, it is forced captivity. Our Fuhrer, here in the socialist state of Adernistan (the former New Zealand) has decreed that people will be held against their will until they submit to and pass a completely scientifically invalid test for a disease that poses no serious threat. This is a draconian, contraindicated act of terrorist violence against humanity. Wake up and get a clue, Leanne - you are an embarrassment to New Zealand.
Miles 4 year ago
So when do you start the setrilization eugenics. Meanwhile what happens if you get a thing called the flu, or dare to sneze, House arrest and imprisonment.

Interesting how the Common Wealth countries lead the world in Communist-Nazi wipe out of civil liberties. Drone everyone SO THEY COMPLY! OBEY!
When do you start shooting people, and charging their relatives for the incineration charges. Anyone who smiles gets arrested and quarantined in case happiness happens.
Leanne Munro 4 year ago
As a New Zealander living in New Zealand I would like to respectfully correct your writers erroneous claims. We do not have quarantine camps. Arrivals from overseas are accommodated at hotels, under strict isolation protocols, for a two week period during which time they are given two tests to ensure they are covid free before entering the wider community. Secondly we do not have any airline company called Airlines New Zealand. It is Air New Zealand. Thank you for correcting these errors.


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