Medical staff take swabs from shoppers at a pop-up community Covid-19 testing station in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 17, 2020. Photo: AP Medical staff take swabs from shoppers at a pop-up community Covid-19 testing station in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 17, 2020. Photo: AP
Medical staff take swabs from shoppers at a pop-up community Covid-19 testing station in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 17, 2020. Photo: AP

Can New Zealand really eliminate the coronavirus? Experts are divided

  • After a month-long lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has suggested her country could become the first to entirely eliminate the virus within its borders
  • It’s a strategy that has attracted attention in Australia, where there have been more deaths but fewer confirmed virus cases per capita than in its neighbour

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical staff take swabs from shoppers at a pop-up community Covid-19 testing station in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 17, 2020. Photo: AP Medical staff take swabs from shoppers at a pop-up community Covid-19 testing station in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 17, 2020. Photo: AP
Medical staff take swabs from shoppers at a pop-up community Covid-19 testing station in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 17, 2020. Photo: AP
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