The New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, recently announced that the coronavirus has currently been eliminated from the country, reports CNN. Over the past few days, newly diagnosed cases have been on single digits. On Monday, only one COVID-19 case was reported.
According to BBC, Jacinda Ardern claimed that there have been “no widespread undetected community transmission in New Zealand.” This comes after 5-weeks of strict lockdown.
“We have won that battle,” she announced.
Yesterday, a few non-essential businesses, healthcare and education activities were able to resume. However, to ensure that the situation remains under control, most people are required to remain at home for the time being. Those going outdoors need to practice social distancing.
New Zealand coffee with a side of social distancing pic.twitter.com/H3QW5pUi5U
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 28, 2020
“We are opening up the economy, but we’re not opening up people’s social lives,” Ardern said.
Congrats New Zealand 🇳🇿!
We have won that battle.” – New Zealand has begun a phased exit from lockdown. Prime minister declares victory against #coronavirus. World need to learn from New Zealand resolute response.
— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) April 29, 2020
People on social media are celebrating New Zealand’s “win” against the coronavirus. According to News18, many now want to shift to New Zealand!
starting to wonder if I should move to New Zealand. Is there a downside
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) April 28, 2020
Lovely Aliens. Come an abduct me and drop me off in New Zealand. Save us from this shit regime. pic.twitter.com/OZwJxtcjZO
— Ben (@BenJolly9) April 28, 2020
oh to be in New Zealand where they don’t protest viruses and just do what they’re supposed to do 😣 pic.twitter.com/9nJaW1pKqX
— joe (@ellemefayo) April 28, 2020
This makes me want to:
1) move to New Zealand
2) re-watch Flight of the Conchords
3) get a new, female leader https://t.co/VDvxTTNWAA
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) April 27, 2020
Can we just move Wales to New Zealand. https://t.co/qTRKvNMcoV
— Ifan Morgan Jones (@ifanmj) April 28, 2020
can i move to new zealand? im officially over living in this collapsing empire and i'd rather be in on an island at the bottom of the world that's smart enough to put women in charge
— Magdalene, Queen of Montagar (@MagsVisaggs) April 28, 2020
I might move to New Zealand where they have intelligent people running the country
— Lfc Kev (@Kev1Lfc) April 25, 2020
Almost 4 years ago I begged the Hubs to move to New Zealand. He thought I had lost my mind. #COVID19 showed I was quite correct.
— Lady Farmer 👒😷 (@djmincey11) April 28, 2020
New Zealand showed us how a combination of immediate action, wide testing, relying upon “good science”, and strong leadership can handle the pandemic effectively!