New Zealand clears and releases country’s final COVID-19 patient

Health authorities in New Zealand have said the country has released its final COVID-19 patient from isolation on Monday. The country manage to beat the virus with a strict seven week lock down and stringent travel restrictions. There have been no new infections for 17 days and, until Monday, just one active case for more than a week.

New Zealand will this week move to alert Level 1, the lowest rating on its four-tier virus response system. However, international border restrictions will remain in place but the final domestic curbs — such as limits on public gatherings and mandatory social distancing — will be removed.

Source: Express Tribune