New Zealand: No New COVID-19 Cases on Monday for The First Time in 7 Weeks
May 4 , 2020
As per New Zealand's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the country reported no new COVID-19 cases on Monday, May 4 for the first time in 7 weeks. At a news conference, Bloomfield confirmed that one previously counted "probable case" has been reclassified as a confirmed case, which makes the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,487; confirmed and probable. Before this, New Zealand reported no new Coronavirus case on March 16. Last Tuesday, the country eased its national alert level from 4 to 3. As per Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 75% of its economy is functioning again and nearly 400,000 citizens have gone back to work. So far, 1,276 patients have recovered in the country.