Victoria has achieved a remarkable thing. But the virus has not been eradicated. The question then becomes, how well can the state deal with new outbreaks?
Our new modelling shows the risk of an infectious person slipping through New Zealand’s border undetected is very low — likely to happen only once over the next 18 months.
Experts are currently debating whether Australia should pursue its current suppression strategy, or switch to an elimination strategy instead. But how different are the two?
Australia and New Zealand have well and truly ‘flattened the curve’, and there is now a real chance we could eliminate coronavirus in both countries. But what does elimination actually mean?
New Zealand will begin easing its national lockdown from next Tuesday, after an extra five days of some of the world’s strictest COVID-19 restrictions. Six NZ experts give their take on the news.