New Zealand to ease virus lockdown next week

Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand will ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown next week after claiming success in stopping "an uncontrolled explosion" of the disease, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday."We have done what very few countries have been able to do," Ardern said. "We have stopped a wave of devastation."She said New Zealand would move its maximum Level Four COVID-19 alert to Level Three from late evening on Monday, April 27, and remain there for two weeks to assess the situation.The announcement means businesses deemed safe can reopen, along with some schools, while limits on lo...


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