New Zealand Relaxing the strict health rules imposed COVID-19 Prime Minister Jacinta Arden announced Wednesday that its population is gaining high levels of immunity through infection and vaccination.
Restrictions on outdoor meetings on Friday will be removed and concerts or sporting events will be allowed to be held without capacity restrictions, the ruler said.
In addition, the Vaccine passport From April 4 they will no longer be needed and most vaccination orders that require workers to be immunized or at risk will be withdrawn.
“It’s not the end, but in many ways it’s a new beginning,” Artern told reporters, adding that “Kovit is here to stay.”
“So far, we have registered more than 500,000 cases COVID-19 Experts say there may have been 1.7 million real infections in a population of 5 million.
“With that figure, 95% of New Zealanders are fully vaccinated, so we now have a high herd immunity,” he explained.
During most of the epidemics, New Zealand Used strict control policy, border closures and strict controls in case of any outbreak, which allowed the virus to be prevented.
It is currently experiencing a wave of infections of the Omigran variant, with 21,000 new cases this Tuesday, but it has not caused a significant increase in deaths, only 177 since the outbreak began.
This led the authorities to change their health strategy and move forward with opening borders abroad.
(With information from AFP)
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