New Zealand has recorded a major Victory in the fight against the global pandemic coronavirus. The Pacific nation appears to be the first Western nation to win the battle against the global contagion Coronavirus following an elimination strategy adopted by the country in mid – March.
Speaking to reporters, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that her country has successfully put an end to ” widespread, undetected community transmission ” of Coronavirus. As the country look forward to easing the harsh restriction measures used to contain and eventually “eliminate” the global pandemic coronavirus. According to what Mrs. Ardern said;
“There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand. We have won that battle. But we must remain vigilant if we are to keep it that way.” The Prime Minister said, sounding a warning note to make sure that the country does not fall into a second outbreak of the pandemic.
Indeed, New Zealand has proven to the rest of the world that “Hard Way is the only way” in defeating the global pandemic coronavirus. In mid – match New Zealand adopted a strict restriction rules that aimed at total elimination of COVID-19 from the country. During this period, basically all the businesses in New Zealand were completely closed as well as schools; and the people were strictly kept indoors except when it’s necessary to probably go out to purchase what to eat at the supermarkets.
Speaking about easing of the restrictions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the country would do so very carefully to make sure everything goes well as planned.
“We are opening up the economy but we are not opening up people’s social lives.” She said.
The first case of Coronavirus in New Zealand was reported on 28th February, 2020 and as at 27th April, 2020, the country has a total of 1,469 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths.