08 June 2020 - New Zealand moves to alert level 1 after Covid-19 active cases fall to zero
Covid 19 coronavirus: Zero! Bring on level 1 - NZ now Covid-free
Amelia Wade (The New Zealand Herald, 08/06/2020)
There are no active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
The final case, an Auckland woman in her 50s associated with the St Margaret's rest home in Auckland, has now recovered from the virus.
Today's news of no active Covid-19 cases will have a major influence over Cabinet's decision on whether the country moves to level 1.
NZ to move to level 1 at midnight
(Otago Daily Times, 08/06/2020)
New Zealand will move to alert level 1 - and a return to mostly normal lives - from midnight tonight.
Today's Cabinet decision means that events such as funerals, hospitality and public transport can all resume without any restrictions from midnight.
Coronavirus: A timeline of how New Zealand flattened the curve and beat COVID-19
Dan Satherley (Newshub, 08/06/2020)
It's been 17 days since the last new case, and the last person known to be infected has now recovered.
Provided there's no undetected transmission in the community, the only way the killer virus can make a comeback here is if it arrives on someone coming in from overseas.
So how did we get here? Here's a timeline of how we pulled it off.
Five ways New Zealand can keep Covid-19 cases at zero
Michael Baker and Nick Wilson (The Guardian, 08/06/2020)
Today, for the first time since 28 February, New Zealand has no active cases of Covid-19.
According to our modelling at the the University of Otago, it is now very likely (well above a 95% chance) New Zealand has completely eliminated the virus. This is in line with modelling by our colleagues at Te Pūnaha Matatini (a research centre based at University of Auckland).