New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern said Monday that the country has won the battle against widespread community transmission of the coronavirus, for now.
The country is also dropping from Alert Level Four to Alert Level Three, as the number of new coronavirus cases continue to remain low.
Over the past several days, new cases of coronavirus in the country have been in the single digits, Ardern said in a press conference Monday
She called the numbers incredible, crediting the low amount of cases to the sacrifices that every single New Zealander has made.
Ardern explained that to fully succeed in the fight against the coronavirus, the country must hunt down the remaining cases of the virus — but that it has won the battle against more widespread community transmission.
“There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand. We have won that battle, but we must remain vigilant if we are to keep it that way.” said Ardern.