Covid-19: 100 days of no community spread, no new cases reported

A Radio New Zealand article.

The latest Covid-19 milestone is being described as something to celebrate, but comes with a warning that New Zealand can’t afford to let its guard down.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said there were still 23 active cases of the coronavirus in managed isolation facilities.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield thanked everyone who had been tested and those doing the testing.

“Achieving 100 days without community transmission is a significant milestone, however, as we all know, we can’t afford to be complacent.

“We have seen overseas how quickly the virus can re-emerge and spread in places where it was previously under control, and we need to be prepared to quickly stamp out any future cases in New Zealand.

“Every person in the team of five million has a role to play in this.”

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