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Successful Elimination of Covid-19 Transmission in New Zealand
Soon after initial descriptions of an outbreak in Wuhan, China, were shared, reports in late January 2020 (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30260-9/fulltext. opens in new tab) confirmed that Covid-19 was almost certain to become a serious pandemic. Despite New Zealand’s geographic isolation, we knew that introduction of SARS-CoV-2 was imminent because of the large numbers of tourists and students who arrive in the country each summer, predominantly from Europe and mainland China.
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Baker, Michael G., Nick Wilson, and Andrew Anglemyer. 2020. "Successful Elimination of Covid-19 Transmission in New Zealand." New England Journal of Medicine 383 (8):e56.
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