As the world has been suffering from COVID-19 pandemic from quite a time now. The deadly virus caused many lives all across the world. In some countries, the death and virus growth rate is still high whereas, few countries have low death rates due to effective policies to avoid this virus.
100 days without COVID-19 Transmission
In these circumstances, one country is successful in passing 100 days without any case of coronavirus transmission. The country we are talking about is none other than New Zealand. New Zealand on Sunday, recorded to have no cases of this pandemic in the community for 100 days now. There are 23 active cases but that too, identified at the borders and are under treatment in isolation.
Example for World
The population of New Zealand is about 5 million and since its closure of borders the country handled the coronavirus in a very effective way. The World Health Organization (W.H.O) praised the country policies and told the world that for successful elimination of virus transmission, take New Zealand as an example.
The first case diagnosed back in February and since then there were 1219 confirmed cases. The last case of virus transmission was on May 1. As a result of these effective efforts, people of the country are back to normal life. The government has allowed spectators for sports and cultural events. However, the borders are strictly controlled and all arrivals are required to spend 14 days in quarantine period.
According to the government, there is the prospect of a second wave which remains a possibility. Hence, the government is pushing for all households to keep emergency supply kits including masks.
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield
The Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said: “Achieving 100 days without community transmission is a significant milestone, however, as we all know, we can’t afford to be complacent. We have seen overseas how quickly the virus can re-emerge and spread in places where it was previously under control, and we need to be prepared to quickly stamp out any future cases in New Zealand.”