New Zealand general election postponed
The New Zealand government has announced that New Zealand general election postponed in view of the coronavirus.
According to a report of a foreign news agency, after new cases of epidemic were reported in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern postponed the elections in the country till October 17 this year.
Following the report, the country’s general election was scheduled to take place on September 19 this year, but the election was postponed due to a series of new cases being reported in Auckland, New Zealand.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. In his latest statement, the Prime Minister said, “We want to keep the general election safe from the Corona. New Zealand has an effective election system.”
It is believed that New Zealand was the first country in the world after China to get rid of the corona virus and announce the end of lockdown across the country, but now new cases of corona virus are being reported.
It may be recalled that corona cases were reported in New Zealand from May this year after which the government announced the abolition of corona in June. But then in June and July some cases were reported again but the government did not confirm the patients.