New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free
After two weeks of no new active COVID-19 cases, New Zealand has moved to lift almost all restrictions that were in place as a result of the pandemic. Yesterday, all of New Zealand transitioned to level one, which is the lowest alert on the four-tier system. Under the new rules, borders remain closed but social distancing and public gatherings are unrestricted.
The country no longer has a single active case, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated that the determination and focus New Zealand placed on their health response has positioned the country well economically as a result.