Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand’s government lifted all Covid-19 restrictions after health officials declared that there were no longer any known, active cases of the coronavirus remaining in country.
New Zealand Declares Itself Virus Free
PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed New Zealand will move to alert level 1 from midnight (8th June 2020). It has been 17 days since no new case of coronavirus was reported in the country, now that there are no known active cases of COVID-19.
- Public and private facilities can resume without any restrictions.
- Social distance is no longer required but will be encouraged.
- Weddings, funerals and other events are allowed with no restrictions on the number of attendees.
- Intensive testing for COVID-19.
- Domestic flights are allowed between cities.
- The country’s borders remain closed to foreign travelers, and rules remain in place requiring citizens arriving from abroad will continue to have to stay in isolation or quarantine for two weeks.
New Zealand has recorded 1,154 confirmed cases and 22 deaths from Coronavirus since the virus arrived in late February 2020, but has been widely praised for its handling of the crisis.