The Health Ministry of South-Pacific nation, New Zealand has declared that the nation has become free from “Coronavirus”. The announcement was made when the last person who was being monitored for coronavirus was released from isolation and regarded as recovered. Hence, New Zealand has announced to lift all the coronavirus measures that were implemented in the country and move to national alert level 1 from midnight on 9 June 2020.
After lifting the measures, public and private events as well as the retail and hospitality industries and all public transport would be able to resume without social distancing norms. Country has decided to keep the borders remain closed to foreigners. New Zealand achieved this milestone after 75 days of restrictions including about seven weeks of a strict lockdown during which most businesses were shut and everyone except essential workers had to stay at home.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Prime Minister of New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern.
- Capital of New Zealand: Wellington.