New Zealand has no active coronavirus cases in the country after the last patient affected with the virus was given clearance and was released from isolation, as per the health authorities on Monday.
This indeed is a great achievement for the country and the whole nation could take heart from, as said by Ashley Bloomfield, the health department director-general.
The health minister said in a statement that there are no more active COVID-19 infected cases for the first time since the 28th of February which indeed is a significant mark in their journey, however, she also added that as mentioned earlier the current vigilance against the virus would be continued essentially.
New Zealand was apprised for handling the corona pandemic well, which encompasses a strict 7-week lockdown that ended last month after the virus was contained.
The country has got a population of 5 million and has 1,154 confirmed coronavirus cases and 22 deaths.
There have been no new infections for the past 17 days and on Monday there was just one active case and that too was more than a week. Patient details were not shared for privacy concerns but it is believed that she is a woman aged around her 50s and was linked to the cluster at an Auckland nursing home.
As per the PM of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern the country will move to its lowest alert level by midnight. This means that all the restrictions in the country would be lifted and only the borders will remain shut. All the public and private events, domestic travel, retail, and hospitality industry all would return back to normal without any restrictions.