New Zealand completely free of Covid-19
New Zealand has declared itself free of Covid-19, after no active cases were recorded in the past two weeks.
It marks the first time since the virus was first confirmed in the country at the end of February.
New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, made the announcement last night.
“We have tested almost 40,000 people for Covid-19 and none have tested positive.
“We’ve had no one in hospital with Covid-19 for 12 days, and it’s been 40 days since the last case of community transmission.”