New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on April 27, 2020, that New Zealand has won the battle against widespread undetected coronavirus spread in its community. But warning there was no certainty about when all transmission can be eliminated, Jacinda Ardern also said New Zealanders must remain cautious.
Wellington: After weeks of lockdown, New Zealand has achieved its ambitious goal of eliminating the coronavirus. But New Zealand isn’t celebrating its success yet.
Over the past few days, the newly infected cases of COVID-19 remains in single digit. And on Monday, New Zealand reported only one new case.
“That does give us confidence that we’ve achieved our goal of eliminating COVID-19, which never meant zero but it does mean we know where our cases are coming from,” Ashley Bloomfield, New Zealand’s Director General of Health, said on Monday, adding that there was only one case since April 1 where authorities were still investigating the source of infection.