Eleven weeks’ lock down darkness has gone in New Zealand.Kiwis are ready to celebrate life from this midnight onward.
There is no active coronavirus cases in this southwestern Pacific Ocean country.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the country would be in normal mode without any restriction such as public transportation and shopping,says M.K.Pramod
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres
An ardent admirer of Kerala,she directly sent an e-mail message to M.K.Pramod,former Joint Controller of Examinations,Calicut University.He has been maintaining a good rapport with New Zealand’s PM and her political secretary and Keralite Priyanka Radhakrishnan MP.
The PM’s email message is here:
Good evening Promodh,
There are two pieces of good news that I’m happy to be able to share with you today. First, there are now no active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Second, we announced today that as of midnight tonight, New Zealand will move down from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1.
This means that New Zealanders can return to a life that feels as normal as it can in the time of a global pandemic. There will be no more physical distancing. No more gathering limits, and no more restrictions for hospitality. It means retail is back without limitations, and public transport and travel across the country will be fully opened up.
And, it is thanks to you. We were only able to make this decision because over the last 11 weeks, our team of 5 million has managed to achieve something that many believed would not be possible – we stayed home, we broke the chain of transmission and together, we saved thousands of lives.
When faced with the threat of a virus that was spreading rapidly around the world, taking people’s lives and taking people’s livelihoods, we knew that we had to go hard and to go early to protect New Zealand from the same kind of devastation we were seeing elsewhere.
And together, we’ve done just that. As we return to a life which looks much more normal, there is – of course – much still to do. We must also remain mindful of the global situation and recognise that the virus will be in our world for some time to come. We are confident we have eliminated the transmission of the virus in New Zealand for now, but elimination is not a point in time – it is a sustained effort. We almost certainly will see cases here again, but when that occurs it will not mean we have failed. We are prepared for future cases.
The global economic impacts of COVID-19 will, of course, be felt for some time, and as a Government, implementing our economic recovery plan to rebuild the economy is our top priority. We all have a part to play in this. I encourage you to buy, play and experience New Zealand-made. Consider it an extra form of support, to visit our country, buy our local products and support our local businesses.
Over the coming week, and beyond, I will be announcing more of the steps we’re taking to support jobs across the country, back our businesses and get the economy moving. But for now, I want to leave you with a final thank you, for helping us reach this milestone.
The PM had written emails ,earlier too, updating coronavirus updations to Pramod.These e-mails provide socio-economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic and government measures to tackle the situation,funding and emergency relief activities for the people.
|Kia ora Promodh,
After a week of major announcements regarding COVID-19, I wanted to send an email to update you all on the wide-ranging actions this Government has taken to further protect the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders and slow the virus in New Zealand. As a warning, it’s a bit of a long one!
Our focus is on keeping Kiwis healthy, keeping Kiwis in work and keeping Kiwi businesses going. That’s why this Government is pulling out all the stops to
tackle the impacts of this global pandemic:
New border restrictions apply to people, not products. We will be working to ensure we keep freight routes open for imports and exports – so there’s no need to rush out and stock up at the supermarket.
This is a rapidly evolving global situation, and protecting New Zealanders’ health and stopping the spread of this virus is our number one focus – that is why we must go hard, and go early, and do everything we can to reduce the threat of transmission of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
We are resilient, hardy people, but our journey will depend on how we work together. We are taking every measure we need as a Government, and we ask that you do too.
So, here’s my request to New Zealanders:
1) Wash your hands.
2) If you don’t need to travel overseas, then don’t.
3) Wash your hands.
4) If you’re sick, stay home.
5) If you sneeze, do it into your elbow.
6) Wash your hands.
7) Stop handshakes, hugs, and hongi – I know this is counter to who we are as a nation, but the best thing we can do right now to show love and affection to one another, is to switch to the East Coast wave.
8) Please be mindful of the older citizens in your life. Check-in on them, but if you’re sick, keep your distance
The Ministry of Health is providing up to date information and advice on COVID-19, and I encourage people to check out their website for all the latest information and advice.
We all have a role to play during this time. Look out for your neighbours, look out for your family. Look out for your friends. I know as a country we will meet this challenge, and meet it together.