New Zealand lifts Covid-19 restrictions after nation declared ‘virus-free’

Posted by on June 8, 2020 12:18 am
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Jacinda Ardern says she ‘did a little dance’ when she heard there were no cases of coronavirus left in the country

New Zealand’s government will lift all Covid-19 restrictions except stringent border controls almost immediately, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said, as the nation’s health officials declared that there were no longer any known, active cases of the coronavirus remaining. 

“We are ready,” said Ardern at a news conference in Wellington, adding that New Zealanders had “united in unprecedented ways to crush the virus.”

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