On Friday, New Zealand reported that they now only had one active case of Covid-19 in the country.
According to reports, all hospitalised Covid19 patients have been discharged and no new cases were detected in the last week.
New Zealand has relaxed its restrictions on gatherings and will now allow for up to 100 people to gather instead of 10. Hosts of gatherings are to keep records of all attendees for contact tracing purposes. The hospitality industry will also now be able to host large group bookings for more than 10 people.
Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, says that the country’s rapid and effective health response has allowed it to open its economy sooner than countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Robertson announced that the country will review Level 2 regulations on 8 June and that the country would be on Level 1 by 22 June.
New Zealanders are encouraged to continue using the Covid Tracer app so that any new cases could be identified, tracked, tested and isolated expeditiously.