June 08, 2020
No active COVID-19 cases
For the first time since February 28, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the country moves to Level 1 at midnight.
The Ministry of Health says it has been notified by Auckland Regional Public Health that its remaining case, which was linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home cluster, has been symptom free for 48 hours and is regarded as recovered.
The person has now been released from isolation.
It is now 17 days since the last new case was reported in New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says cabinet agreed today the country would move to Alert Level 1 at midnight and go back to normal, but with continued social distancing and lots of hand washing.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says ongoing vigilance against COVID-19 will continue to be essential.
Testing capacity remains high and testing at the border and in communities will continue to be an essential part of the COVID-19 elimination strategy.
If they have any respiratory symptoms, they should seek advice from Healthline, their GP or after-hours clinic about getting tested. T
Of the 1,504 confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand, 130 or 9 percent were Māori.
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