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New Zealand Reopens Economy as New Coronavirus Cases Fall to Zero

HeadlineMay 14, 2020

In New Zealand, authorities have reopened shopping malls, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and hair salons, after reporting no new cases of the coronavirus for the last two days. New Zealand’s early and aggressive action appears to have not just contained the virus, but eliminated it from the island nation of 5 million people, where just 21 people have died of COVID-19.

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