News New Zealand edging towards eliminating Covid-19

New Zealand edging towards eliminating Covid-19


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The New Zealand government is eyeing to move down the virus level to one in its four-tier alert system, except for Auckland where the most recent Covid-19 outbreak emerged. 

“Our actions collectively have managed to get the virus under control,” Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said. 

Mass gatherings, such as the first Bledisloe Cup Rugby Test between the All Blacks and Australia in Wellington on October 11 will proceed without restrictions. 

The country has only recorded 25 deaths in a population of five million with no new cases reported on Monday. 

It has stopped the spread of the virus at one point, enjoying 102 days without community transmission after a strict national lockdown that started from late March to late May. 

“Analysis completed for the ministry of health suggests that by the end of this month, there is still a 50-50 chance of having eliminated COVID once again,” Arden said. 

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