You don’t need to be told that there is a lot of shit going on in the world right now. A global pandemic, rioting and widespread socio-economic disruption just to name a few… But at 1pm today, it was announced that there are no known active cases of Covid-19 left in New Zealand. Also, it has been 17 days since we have recorded any new cases. Take that, Covid!
I was elated to hear the news, and I think it calls for a celebration here. While our country has fared well, relatively speaking, I didn’t expect us to actually reach this milestone so soon. As of tomorrow, all restrictions on social distancing and gatherings are going to be lifted. The only restrictions will be at our borders, to stop us re-importing the virus. So if you want to come here you will have to wait a while unfortunately, until the world somehow gets on top of this virus.
I really hope that humanity as a whole can get ontop of this virus soon, and stay safe out there. Do your part to avoid spreading the virus and stay away from others if you’re sick. If enough people did that, if enough people thought beyond themselves just a little bit, who knows? Maybe Covid-19 could be stamped out in your country too… or at least kept under control until a vaccine comes along.
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