After 102 Days Virus-Free, New Zealand Delays Election Due to COVID-19


  • New Zealand is postponing its general election as the country deals with a spike of new coronavirus cases.
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced voting will be pushed back by a month from September 19 until October 17.
  • Many politicians in New Zealand have been pressuring the Prime Minister to delay the election saying the virus makes it impossible to campaign fairly.
  • New Zealand held bragging rights by going virus-free for 102 straight days until cases started to surge in the past couple of weeks.
  • The city of Auckland is currently under mandatory lock-down to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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