New Zealand has reached Sunday, the bar of the one hundred days without any new contamination coronavirus, even if the health authorities were notified that he was out of the question to lower the guard.
There are currently 23 people living with the Covid-19 in the archipelago of the pacific but they have all been screened at the border, entering the country, and are in quarantine.
“Reaching the 100 days without a transmission in the population is an important step, however, as we all know, we can’t allow the slightest negligence”, said the director of the health, Ashley Bloomfield.
“We have seen overseas the speed at which the virus can reappear and spread in places where it was previously under control, and we must be ready to put a speedy end to any new cases in the future in New Zealand”, he added.
New Zealand, which has five million inhabitants, has counted 1 219 confirmed cases of coronavirus since February, the last diagnosed dating back to the 1st of may. She deplores 22 deaths.
The world health Organization (WHO) has ruled the country exemplary for having “successfully eliminated transmission in the population.”
New Zealand has closed its borders on march 19. They are now strictly controlled: any person arriving in the country must observe a quarantine of 14 days.
The new Zealanders have found a way of life almost normal, without social distancing and with public allowed at sporting and cultural events.
In the event of a second wave, the government has asked that all households retain kits, emergency supply, including masks.