No new Covid-19 patients in New Zealand

All restrictions imposed in New Zealand to fight the decoronavirus epidemic will cease from midnight on Monday, with the exception of the borders being closed. There are no more patients with Covid-19 in the country.

New Zealand has no more active cases of coronavirus, health officials said on Monday (June 8) after the last patient, who was hospitalized, recovered.

“The fact that we have no active cases for the first time since February 28 is really an important milestone in our journey, but as we have said before, it will be essential to maintain vigilance against Covid-19,” said the director general of the Department of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

“Work is not finished”

Results: All restrictions imposed in the country to fight the decoronavirus epidemic will cease from Monday midnight, except for the closure of the borders, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand has been praised for its effective response to the coronavirus epidemic, which included including strict containment for seven weeks until May. Only 1,154 cases of infection, including 22 fatalities, have been registered in the country. No new cases have been reported on a seventeenth day in a row on Monday.

“Although we are in a safer, more solid situation, there is no easy return to life before Covid. The determination we had for our health response will now be used to rebuild our economy,” said Jacinda Ardern.

“The work has not been completed, but it must not be denied that this is a big step,” she added, thanking the New Zealand people.

Jacinda Ardern said that public and private events can take place without any restrictions and companies will function normally. All public transport will resume in the country with 5 million inhabitants.

With AFP and Reuters