Today, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand will change the way it deals with the Corona virus pandemic next December, before Christmas.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today, Wednesday, that her country will change the way it deals with the Corona virus pandemic next December.
And last October, Ardern said that measures to confront the Corona virus will be relaxed due to full vaccination after 90% of the population of each region received the two antiviral doses.
However, the entire country will now move to a new strategy to tackle COVID-19 in early December, regardless of vaccination rates.
Ardern said New Zealand's elimination strategy had worked well, but the pandemic had progressed.
"Elimination of the disease was not intended to be a forever strategy. Over time, we have seen its limitations," she added.
"Almost no country has escaped the mutated Delta strain of the virus, and New Zealand was no exception. But we can be an exception, with the extent to which we can reduce infection with the virus and protect our people from it," she said.