New Zealand has declared itself Corona free. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently announced that, the country has halted the spread of the coronavirus after the last known infected person in the country recovered.
This is after 17 days since the last case was recorded. And the country has now lifted almost all of its coronavirus restrictions after reporting no active cases.
Under new rules, social distancing is not required and there are no limits on public gatherings, but borders remain closed to foreigners.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters she did “a little dance” when she was told the country no longer had any active virus cases.
“While we’re in a safer, stronger position, there’s still no easy path back to pre-Covid life, but the determination and focus we have had on our health response will now be vested in our economic rebuild,” Ms Ardern said.