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New Zealand has won a battle against virus transmission: PM Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday claimed
New Zealand had scored a significant victory against the spread of the
coronavirus, as the country began a phased exit from lockdown.

“There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New
Zealand,” Ardern declared. “We have won that battle.”

After nearly five weeks at the maximum Level Four restrictions — with only essential services operating — the country will move to Level Three late on Monday.

That will allow some businesses, takeaway food outlets and schools to reopen. But Ardern warned there was no certainty about when all transmission can be eliminated, allowing a return to normal life.

Source: The Times of India