New Zealand declares itself coronavirus-free

New Zealand declares itself coronavirus-free

New Zealand has no active diagnosed cases of Covid-19 for the first time since 28 February, A statement from the Ministry of Health said.

“The Ministry has been notified by Auckland Regional Public Health that its remaining case has been symptom free for 48 hours and is regarded as recovered,” the statement said. “The person has now been released from isolation.”

It has now been 17 days since the country last recorded a new case of the coronavirus.

New Zealand has reported a total of 1,504 confirmed and probably COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths.

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