New Zealand To Lift All Coronavirus Restrictions

New Zealand

New Zealand is to end their coronavirus restrictions after reporting no active cases.

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has agreed that the country can move to a level one alert.

She said: “Now under level 1 you can go back to your place of work,

“‘If we get one or two cases in the future – which will remain possible for some time to come due to the global situation and nature of the virus – we need to shut down those cases fast. The last thing … we want to do is move up the alert level system again.”

New Zealand’s Director General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, said: “Having no active cases for the first time since February 28 is certainly a significant mark in our journey but as we’ve previously said, ongoing vigilance against COVID-19 will continue to be essential, he said in a statement.

New Zealand, which has a population of five million, has had 1,154 confirmed cases and 22 deaths.

Pic Crd: Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora Twitter