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2 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, but elimination of community transmission still stands

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been announced in New Zealand, after 23 consecutive days with no new cases. But that doesn't mean that the country's elimination efforts have failed.
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Journey to the land of lockdown dreams

Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.
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Exit from coronavirus lockdowns – lessons from 6 countries

It's possible to evaluate countries' readiness to lift their lockdowns, based on how well they managed the first wave of the pandemic, and how ready they are for a digital economy.
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Delight, relief and caution: six experts on New Zealand’s move to ease its coronavirus lockdown

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.

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