New Zealand no longer has any active cases of COVID-19. Owing to this, all restrictions in the country may be lifted soon.

This marks the first time since February 28 that the country is virtually “infection-free” and has reported zero cases, a streak NZ had been following over the last 17 days with no new cases has been recorded.

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister is set to announce removal of all coronavirus-related restrictions in view of this. All rules are expected to be lifted, except the strict monitoring of borders.

New Zealand had begun its lockdown as early as March 25, when the wave had just begun in the country. Since then, 22 people have died in the country while 1,500 people have tested positive.

A woman from Auckland in her 50s was the last remaining active coronavirus patient in the country. Currently, she has recovered, and is now the last person in the country to have COVID-19.

“The Ministry has been notified by Auckland Regional Public Health that its remaining case has been symptom free for 48 hours and is regarded as recovered,” the  government statement said.

“The person has now been released from isolation”, the statement added.

Coronavirus has infected over 7 million people globally, Johns Hopkins University says. Currently, 7,006,436 people have had the virus, while 402,699 people have lost their lives to the pandemic, which went global six months ago.

The five worst affected countries according to JHU tracker are: US, Brazil, Russia, United Kingdom, followed by India.

News Source: Wionews


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