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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her government's policy to address the Covid-19 pandemic, at an election rally, six days before the country's elections on October 17.
Opinion polls indicate that Labor, led by Ardern, is expected to win the elections by a large margin over the conservative National Party, and could form a government in coalition with the Greens and New Zealand parties first.
Ardern said at a campaign rally in the capital Wellington: "Although there is no guidebook to confront Covid-19, we worked hard and early and committed to a strategy to eliminate it, which led to the fact that when we had new cases we surrounded and eliminated them and opened our economy faster than others." .
She added, "I always assure that what we have done was and will remain the right thing to do, as quoted by Reuters."
New Zealand has recorded 1,514 confirmed cases of Covid-19 disease, in addition to only 25 deaths among its five million people, thanks to the rapidly imposed general isolation measures.
Ardern, 40, became the youngest woman to lead a country in the world in 2017 and has grown in popularity due to her vigorous response to the pandemic, and her handling of the shooting of a white fanatic at two mosques last year in New Zealand's worst mass murder.