There are no new casesdue to transmission in the community in New Zealand for 100 days, the Ministry of Health of the country reported on Sunday. News to the end of the US weekend was over of the disease, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
New Zealand Director General of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, thanks those who have been tested and who have contributed to their success. However, Bloomfield said the country cannot become complacent amid the pandemic.
“Achieving 100 days without transmission in the community is a milestone, however, as we all know, we cannot be complacent,” Bloomfield said in a statement from the Ministry of Health. “We have seen abroad how quickly the virus can re-emerge and spread where it was previously controlled, and we need to be prepared to quickly quell all cases. future in New Zealand. “
There have been 219 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the country, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health. There are 23 people reporting active cases in quarantine facilities, the statement said.
The country has reported a small number of new coronavirus infections in individuals who entered the country from other locations, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health. The New Zealand border is closed to most visitors, with a few exceptions, according to the country’s immigration website.
The country declared a state of emergency and began to close on March 25.
InPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country had “won” the fight against the widespread spread of the coronavirus in the community. New Zealand appears to have completely eliminated the disease after health officials said the last known person at the time had recovered.
New Zealand has been at Alert 1 since June 8 – which says the epidemic has been controlled domestically, but is “not controlled abroad,” according to its coronavirus website.
Under Alert Level 1, schools and workplaces are allowed to open and there are no restrictions on gathering or traveling within the country. People are encouraged to maintain a record of where they went, stay home if they feel sick and wash their hands, as well as maintain other basic hygiene practices. Event organizers, workplaces and services are “encouraged” to maintain records to enable contact tracing.