COVID-19: New Zealand Postpones Election, US Disease Control Top Management Resigns

The New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is delaying the parliamentary election by four weeks after a resurgence of coronavirus in the country.

Ardern said she made the decision “in the best interests of voters and our democracy,” and with assurance from the country’s Electoral Commission that the country could deliver a safe election on the new date, October 17.

Meanwhile, in the US, the chief of staff and deputy chief of staff at the Centers for Disease Control have both voluntarily resigned.

The CDC is also contending with President Trump’s unexpected announcement that the agency could deploy teams to assist schools with safely reopening in the fall.

Clusters of the disease have already popped up on several college campuses, including the University of North Carolina.

At the University of Oklahoma, nine football players have tested positive as the school moves forward with plans to play during the fall season.

Source: CNN Reports

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