People enjoy time outdoors at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch on June 9, 2020. Photo: APPeople enjoy time outdoors at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch on June 9, 2020. Photo: AP
People enjoy time outdoors at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch on June 9, 2020. Photo: AP

New Zealand begins coronavirus-free life with hugs, shopping and party plans

  • The country on Monday said it had zero Covid-19 cases, becoming one of the first places in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality
  • Restaurants have removed safe distancing measures, while offices have reopened and buses are packed with commuters
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People enjoy time outdoors at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch on June 9, 2020. Photo: APPeople enjoy time outdoors at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch on June 9, 2020. Photo: AP
People enjoy time outdoors at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch on June 9, 2020. Photo: AP
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