New Zealand Declares Country COVID-19 Free, Set To Lift Restrictions
New Zealand announced on Monday that it will be lifting its coronavirus restrictions after the country declared that it had no known active cases of COVID-19.
According to the Ministry of Health in a statement, the last remaining case, a woman from Auckland, has now been symptom-free for 48 hours and is regarded as recovered.
Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, said the person was now able to leave isolation.
“This is really good news for the person concerned and it’s also something the rest of New Zealand can take heart from.
“Having no active cases for the first time since February was a significant mark in our journey,’’ Bloomfield said.
It has now been 17 days since the last new case of COVID-19 was reported in the country.