New Zealand has won battle against virus transmission: Jacinda Ardern


AFP/Files WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday claimed New Zealand had scored a significant victory against the spread of the coronavirus, as the country began a phased exit from lockdown. “There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand,” Ardern declared. “We have won that battle.” After nearly five weeks at the maximum Level Four restrictions ? with only essential services operating ? the country will move to Level Three late on Monday.