17 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Looking back at 50 days since NZ's first case

From Checkpoint, 5:45 pm on 17 April 2020

How much has our life changed in 50 days? That's how long New Zealand has been living with Covid-19. 

Since our first confirmed case at the end of February, we've seen a rush on supermarkets, the stockpiling of hand sanitiser, cleaning products and toilet paper, our borders closed, airlines have stopped carrying passengers, an unprecedented economic bailout package and a four-week nationwide lockdown.

As of April 17 we have 1,409 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths. We've learned to live life the best we can in our bubbles.

Lydia Batham takes a look back at the past 50 days.