15 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Siouxsie Wiles on virus elimination

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 15 June 2020

It's official - today is Elimination Day.

It's been 28 days since the last case of community transmission of Covid-19.

That means the chain of transmission has been broken and we've eliminated the novel coronavirus.

Except people are still arriving through our border so the Ministry of Health says it is not trumpeting the milestone, and instead is focusing on efforts to prevent any new cases from coming in.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles is an infectious diseases specialist from Auckland University.