Apparently, New Zealand’s health authorities have been successful in overcoming the corona epidemic in the country, as there are no known communicable infections in the country. But the government is urging people to remain alert and prepare for another wave.
Seventeen days since the last person was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. At that time, around 40,000 people have been tested for the virus in the country, but a total of about 300,000 have been tested. Nearly five million live in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference that authorities were confident that the virus had been completely blocked. However, residents would need to be prepared for the second wave of the epidemic.
The government has now decided to lift all societal restrictions imposed due to the virus, apart from the restrictions that had been imposed on the country’s borders. Thus, everyone traveling to the country needs to be quarantined upon arrival, as here in India, UK, France, Italy and almost everywhere in the world.
Experts believe that synergies have led New Zealand to “wipe out the virus.” Geographical location and isolation in the South Pacific have left the authorities empty to monitor the spread of the virus in other countries. The government was quick to respond with restrictions to curb its distribution.
More than 1,500 people have been identified with the virus in New Zealand. Of these, 22 died.