New Zealand has announced it has completely wiped out the coronavirus in the country after reporting no new Covid-19 cases for more than two weeks.
The country is now set to lift almost all its coronavirus restrictions within hours as it reports there are no active cases within it’s borders.
According to BBC, social distancing will no longer be required and there will be no limits on public gatherings, but borders will remain closed.
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,” she said.
“While the job is not done, there is no denying this is a milestone. So can I finish with a very simple Thank you, New Zealand.”
New Zealand has seen 1,154 confirmed cases and 22 deaths from Covid-19 since the virus arrived in late February, but has been widely praised for its handling of the crisis.