...that locked down its borders early, and the majority of the population respected the lockdown rules. If we didn't, being a small island nation with a good healthcare system would have only gotten us so far.
It did. The majority of the population also respected the lockdown rules as a non-partisan issue, with 92% of NZers surveyed in April indicating they were doing as the government had mandated. People here complained about the lack of haircuts as a joke, rather than as part of a political revolution.
Unfortunately, much of Europe is protesting as well.
Here in Britain, we've had 40,000 deaths because of the coronavirus. But people think it's worth a second wave in order to show how angry they are at the police in a foreign country and a couple of statues.
We had 15000+ in Oslo prostesting in Friday and 4000+ in Stavanger, while new data suggest that superspreaders are the problem.
>But people think it's worth a second wave in order to show how angry they are at the police in a foreign country and a couple of statues.
The worst fucking part in this, is that their is alot of other ways to show support to the people in US than gather in big groups during a pandemic.
New Zealand is set to lift almost all its coronavirus restrictions within hours as it reports there are no active cases in the country. It will move to level one, the lowest of its four-tier alert system, at midnight local time (12:00 GMT). Under this, social distancing will no longer be required and there will be no limits on public gatherings, but borders will remain closed, PM Jacinda Ardern said.
Our pubs, bars, restaurants, movies ...pretty much everything that was limited to the public, restricted in numbers or had closed is now open again without restrictions.The last person in the country with Covid was cleared today. There's a big party at Tony Browns place tonight to celebrate.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country will not have open borders with the rest of the world for "a long time to come".
That kinda sucks. I guess when a vaccine comes out, which could be in 3 months, so maybe not that bad. They only have about 5 million people too so it would be easy to get them all vaccinated pretty quickly.
Closed borders is kinda great.
They've just got over the virus and they can get back to living almost as normal. The last thing they need is the rest of the world coming over and infecting them.
Any damage to the tourism industry will be minuscule compared to the damage of a lockdown.
Do you mean that is similar to Sweden and Norway? With the difference that Norway is fine like New Zealand while Sweden is being still destroyed and it recently overtook France to get the 5th place in the Deaths/M ranking and it’s probably going to overtake Italy at some point in the next 1-2 months.
I find swedens population density to be misleading considering 25% live in Stockholm, if you look at a density map you'll see what I mean, a LOT of space has extremely low density that skews the average and makes it easy to misinterpret
> Countries with much bigger populations achieved this much sooner. South Korea, Germany, Taiwan
Achieved what? Zero active cases?
New Zealand is the first that I’m aware of. All the countries you mentioned still have active cases.
But yes, I agree that competent leadership is the most important factor, second being an educated population.