More than 100 days without coronavirus: How did New Zealand stop the spread?
New Zealand recently marked 100 days without community transmission of COVID-19.
From the first known case imported into New Zealand on 26 February to the last case of community transmission detected on 1 May, elimination took 65 days.
New Zealand relied on three types of measures to get rid of the virus:
- Ongoing border controls to stop COVID-19 from entering the