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4 May 2020

New Zealand records no new cases of coronavirus

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

New Zealand has today recorded no new cases of the virus, for the first time since mid-March.

The country has been helped by its geography. It is 2,500 miles from Australia and its five million inhabitants are spread across an area larger than the UK.

Many New Zealanders have praised Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decisive leadership in the crisis and tomorrow she’ll join a virtual meeting of the Australian cabinet, to discuss how to allow travel between the two countries.