New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to impose a month-long lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus has been challenged in court, local media reported on Friday.

Two petitions filed in the Auckland High Court likened the restrictions to “detention of people” and said Ardern’s decision was for “for her political gains”, the New Zealand Herald reported.

One of the petitioners argued that the alert level 4 lockdown, which remains in force until April 22, “has left them unlawfully detained and is not worth the economic cost compared with the low number of COVID-19 related deaths.”

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