New Zealand marks 100 days with no new local reported cases of coronavirus

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There were no new cases of coronavirus due to community transmission in New Zealand in 100 days, the country’s health ministry reported on Sunday. The news came the same weekend the United States passed 5 million confirmed cases of the disease, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.New Zealand Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield thanked those who have been tested and those performing the tests for their contribution to the success. However, Bloomfield said the country cannot become complacent amid the pandemic.

“Reaching 100 days without community transmission is an important milestone, however, as we all know we cannot afford to be complacent,” Bloomfield said in a Department of Health statement. “We have seen abroad how quickly the virus can reappear and spread to places where it was previously under control, and we must be prepared to swiftly eradicate any future cases in New Zealand. “

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