New Zealand says it’s free of coronavirus

New Zealand’s Health Ministry says the country, which implemented one of the toughest lockdowns anywhere in the world, no longer has any active cases of coronavirus. The last case of the disease was reported on May 22. 

Coronavirus restrictions are being relaxed in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta as well as in India. New York is also due to begin emerging from its lockdown on Monday, Aljazeera reported.

The UK’s 14-day quarantine on all travellers arriving from overseas takes effect on Monday despite widespread opposition from airlines and the tourism industry.

More than 6.9 million people around the world have now been confirmed to have coronavirus with nearly 402,000 dying from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US, the UK and Brazil have recorded the highest death tolls.

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