New Zealand reaches 100-day without virus transmission | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:45 AM, August 10, 2020

New Zealand reaches 100-day without virus transmission

New Zealand marked 100 days yesterday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the community but health officials warned there was no room for complacency. There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border when entering the country and are being held in managed isolation facilities. The World Health Organization has hailed the country of 5 million people as an example to others for having "successfully eliminated community transmission".  Since the first patient was diagnosed in February, there have been 1,219 confirmed cases of the virus in New Zealand with the last case of community transmission recorded on May 1. As a result, New Zealanders are enjoying a near-normal, pre-coronavirus lifestyle with no social distancing and spectators allowed at sports and cultural events.

 

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