Fiji, Vietnam and New Zealand are among a handful of nations worldwide which have managed to last 100 days without a recorded case of COVID-19 via community transmission. Vietnam reached the impressive feat before new cases emerged in late July. Here’s how New Zealand’s communities, businesses and officials have helped stem the flow of the novel coronavirus.
New Zealand relied on three types of measures to get rid of the virus
1. Ongoing border controls to stop COVID-19 from entering the country
2. A lockdown and physical distancing to stop community transmission
3. Case-based controls using testing, contact tracing and quarantine Collectively, these measures have achieved low case numbers and deaths compared with high-income countries in Europe and North America that pursued a suppression strategy. — The Conversation
Fiji and New Zealand are now among the only countries on Earth to go 100 days or more without cases of #COVID19 in our communities.— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) August 9, 2020
Well done to the New Zealand Government and people –– your friends in Fiji have all been rooting for your success.https://t.co/VHjbeFkIwZ