New Zealand has no new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row
A public health official from New Zealand’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday, declared that there are no new cases of the coronavirus for the second day in a row.
Dr. Bloomfield, NZ’s director-general of the Ministry of Health, in a press conference held on Tuesday, May 5, said that there are no new cases of persons with the COVID-19 for the second day in a row.
“Today we have no new cases of COVID-19 to report,” the director-general said.
Dr. Bloomfield stated that the previously probable case of a person suspected with COVID-19 was reclassified.
This brings the total number of persons who have or have had the virus down to 1,486, from the previous 1,487.
“Obviously, having zero cases of Covid-19 to report for a second day in a row is very encouraging and all New Zealanders should be pleased with their efforts, I certainly do and of what we’ve achieved over these last weeks,” Dr. Bloomfield said.
“Achieving zero cases two days in a row is a result of New Zealanders demonstrating a level of commitment and discipline to our goal of winning the fight against COVID-19, that we can all be undeniably proud of. It points to our lockdown doing exactly what we planned it to do – break the chains of transmission,” NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern added.
Director-General Bloomfield warned against “blowing the whistle” too early.
“Of course, we must stick to the plan. The worst thing we can do now is celebrate success early before the full-time whistle blows and jeopardize the gains we’ve made.”
“Stay in your bubble and don’t squander what we’ve achieved,” the public health official said.
New Zealand’s persons who have recovered from the coronavirus are now 1,302.
NZ has already conducted nearly 156,000 tests.