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Successful Elimination of Covid-19 Transmission in New Zealand


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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 ( 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.




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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