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New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak grows; Australia still struggling

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The outbreak in Melbourne that subsequently spreading to the rest of Victoria. The clusters in Hong Kong that prompts the Hong Kong government to impose strict measures. Now the resurgence of the virus in New Zealand. All these are caused by errors in quarantine. Some government needs to be more vigilant.

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Some government needs to be more vigilant.

Sigh. Do you expect governments to post armed guards outside homes? At some point citizens have to show adult restraint. I had relatives in China do some pretty egregious things to get around police roadblocks so they could travel places in violation of their even harsher lock downs. Even at the height of the Chinese lockdown there were a lot of people moving between cities and visiting relatives. My own relatives there don't care about anything the government tells them. They are just an occupying force to be ignored at every opportunity. "The government does what it wants and we do what we want" is their way of thinking. Western societies have a bit more public self restraint actually but we are humans and nothing will ever be 100%. Expecting such is not living with reality. Good enough is all you can ever hope for.

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but we are humans and nothing will ever be 100%. Expecting such is not living with reality. Good enough is all you can ever hope for.

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Your way of thinking is very scary. I hope you are not in charge of quality control, mechanic repairs or safety inspection etc. There is consequences with lapse of judgements. Sometimes it is very serious. Especially when human lives are involved.

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It seems the New Zealand government knows the reason for the outbreak but is hiding it, supposedly wanting to avoid public anger against the individual responsible. I am not a fan of Winston Peters but he quite correctly attributed it to a quarantine breach, namely a 20 something female visiting her COVID-19 positive boyfriend in quarantine who had been deported from Australia.

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