New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced 'elimination of corona' from her country on April 26, amid growing cases of people infected with the corona virus worldwide, saying that we have won this battle. Prime Minister Jacinda claims that the government has stopped the community transmission of corona virus in the country. But they have not told much about how to stop the virus. Now after this announcement, the government is preparing to relax the lockdown in the country. With no new cases registered in the past several days, PM Ardern said that the country can now return to normal routine. Meanwhile non-essential businesses, healthcare offices and education activities will be resumed from Tuesday. However, New Zealand citizens are still forbidden to leave their homes unnecessarily.
Treat corona elimination as follows-
PM Ardern said that his step is to bring the economy back on track. She is still asking people for physical distancing. New Zealand Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said about the government's action that based on the decline of new cases in recent times, we estimate that the country has achieved the goal of elimination of corona. He also said that the declaration of elimination of corona does not mean that no new case will come up but now we know where it will come from.
How to control the corona
PM Ardern said that New Zealand is one of the countries that implemented a lockdown when the country received a positive coronovirus case for the first time. That is because we have a very low number of deaths from corona. We closed our borders even before prudent decisions made for the virus to be communicated, lockdown, quarantine, self isolation, rapid test, and strict surveillance, prevented it from spreading to more areas. This did not create hotspots in the country. He told that people were told to stay among the least number of people i.e. follow the lockdown with as many people as possible or alone. Maintain a distance of at least 4 feet from all. With all these measures being implemented at the right time, the country has been able to announce itself to eradicate corona.