Coronavirus in New Zealand – No COVID-19 in the country for over 100 days


IN New Zealand 101 days have passed without transmission of the coronavirus. Life in the country has largely returned to normal. This is very different from what happens in other countries, writes NPR.

“100 days without transmission of the virus is a milestone, but we cannot afford to be lenient.” said Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, Executive Director of the New Zealand Department of Health.

“We have seen overseas how quickly the virus can reappear and spread where it has been under control, and we must be prepared to quickly eradicate any future cases in New Zealand,” he continued. “Each person in a team of 5 million (population of the country – ed.) Has a role to play in this.”

On Monday, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named New Zealand is a “global example”.

How did New Zealand achieve this success? Experts point to a quick response to isolate any incidents that arise.

Recall what’s next for countries that have almost coped with COVID-19… Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan are mulling their lives after the coronavirus.

Members of the New Zealand government do not shy away from the constraints and hardships faced by ordinary citizens. So, for violation of quarantine New Zealand health minister has been punished.


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