On 22 June 2019, Ethiopia experienced two incidents of political violence directed against government officials in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa. There is a heightened presence of police and security forces throughout the country, and the internet (including mobile internet) and SMS/text messaging services have been shut down.
Large demonstrations have taken place in Hong Kong recently, notably in the areas of Admiralty, Tamar Park and the Central Government Complex. Further protests are possible, and traffic may be disrupted.
Protests have intensified in Khartoum and across Sudan. On 3 June 2019, at least 100 protesters were reportedly killed and many more injured by Sudanese security services. The security situation could deteriorate quickly.
On Tuesday 30 April 2019, violent clashes erupted in Caracas. On Wednesday, both pro and anti-government supporters held demonstrations in Caracas that were initially peaceful but there were reports of gunfire and violence.
On 21 April 2019, multiple bomb blasts occurred at churches and hotels in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka causing 290 deaths and 500 injuries.
New Zealanders throughout Sri Lanka are advised to exercise a high degree of personal security awareness at all times, be alert during religious or national festivals, avoid large public gatherings and exercise caution in areas with large crowds. Further attacks, including low-scale or opportunistic attacks, cannot be ruled out.
The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to exit the European Union (EU). We provide the following information for New Zealanders living in or travelling to the UK.
Hantavirus is widespread in four regions in Argentina: North (Jujuy, Salta), Central (Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Entre Rios), Northeast (Misiones) and South (Rio Negro, Neuquen and Chubut). Earlier this year there was an outbreak of hantavirus in Epuyen (Chubut Province) in Southern Argentina. There is also a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province of Panama. Hantavirus can be transmitted by contact with infected rodents.
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