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New Zealand reaches 100 days mark without domestic virus case

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WELLINGTON - New Zealand recorded 100 days without domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday. However, people were cautioned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia, where the virus was once under control, are now fighting a resurgence.

The country has 23 active cases in isolation facilities, and 1,219 COVID-19 cases in total, so far. While people in the country have returned to normal life, authorities are concerned that people were not getting testing done, not using the government contact tracing apps, and were even ignoring hygiene rules. Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has stated that attaining 100 days without community transmission represents a significant milestone; however, it won’t be correct to be complacent at this time… (Reuters, August 9, 2020)

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