Appreciable Efforts for Eliminating Coronavirus by New Zealand- All set to Lift Restrictions
In the last 17 days, there has been no active case of coronavirus been reported by New Zealand as there has been strict quarantine with testing going at a widespread level and restriction on travel. They are planning to lift the restriction by Tuesday.
The last case due to community transfer had occurred around 40 days ago and at present, there are no cases of COVID 19 at New Zealand hospitals.
From Tuesday offices as well as schools will reopen and there will be no limitation over the travel at a domestic level or gathering of any size. There will be a continuation in restrictions on international travel.
In a Monday press conference, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand had told that with the restriction of a border this will help in keeping the coronavirus out from the country.
New Zealand had done the earliest as well as the toughest lockdown. There are no deaths which had taken place there with just more than 100 cases till the mid of March. All the events and gatherings have been canceled, schools closed but only the children of essential workers are allowed for attending it, and non- essential businesses.
There is a strict lockdown from 24 March to 9 April and the non-essential workers are allowed to leave withing close distance from their residence only for taking essential things.
It has been said by Adern that there has been the highest testing done globally by New Zealand.
On June 7, Adern said that though we had eliminated spreading of virus from New Zealand for the time being it is not for the time there has to be sustained effort on it.