New Zealand Covid update: Ardern rejects criticism of elimination strategy after 68 new cases

Posted by on August 25, 2021 10:56 pm
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Prime minister says she is achieving her goals of saving lives and jobs, and giving people as much normalcy as possible

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has dismissed criticism of her ambitious elimination strategy to stamp out Covid, as the country’s outbreak grows, saying the approach has saved lives and will continue to do so.

On Thursday, the coronavirus outbreak grew by 68 cases, taking the total number of cases to 277. One previously reported case has been reclassified after being confirmed as a false positive.

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