Waterbury Mayor, Neil O'Leary, has had it. The rise in COVID cases is staggering in the city of Waterbury. Over the last 20 days, there have been 745 new cases. The mayor himself has had a run-in with the coronavirus while explaining to WTNH-TV, "It is nothing to take lightly. It is a severe virus, and it can take your life."

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Mayor O'Leary told WTNH-TV about his personal struggles with COVID, saying you don't want to mess with this virus. The Mayor has also asked his police force to keep a close eye on people, groups, and businesses that are blatantly not following virus guidelines and went on to say,

We don't want to make arrests and we don't want to be COVID enforcers, but we will if we have to.

 

Recently, Waterbury police shut down an after-hours party on Fairfield Avenue with a large group of people making a lot of noise, but let's talk about how New Zealand got a handle on the virus right out of the gate.

New Zealand contained the coronavirus because Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the country's top epidemiologists acted quickly. According to the BBC, on March 25, they closed down their borders and put into place a nationwide lockdown. You have every right to believe what you choose to believe but this is a fact. New Zealand contained the coronavirus because it reacted quickly by implementing a master plan designed by their top epidemiologists along with the guidance and consistent messaging from Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. This is why they now have 0 new cases.