New Zealand

As of April 9, New Zealand has 1,239 confirmed COVID-19 cases, less than 10 percent of which resulted from community transmission, and just one death. Shortly after mid-March, the government moved to shut down the border and declare a national lockdown – before confirmed cases had reached 100 – while maintaining a high testing rate. The response, characterized as an "elimination strategy," has seemed to work, as daily confirmed cases continue to drop despite increasing numbers of tests being conducted.

New Zealand Postpones Elections as COVID Cases Rise (August 19, 2020)

End of New Zealand’s COVID-free Status with Confirmed Community Spread (August 12, 2020)

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Acquires Labs at the Forefront of NZ’s COVID Fight (August 5, 2020)

NZ Health Minister Resigns Amid COVID Concerns (July 3, 2020)

Māori Businesses Bracing for 2020 Export Crash (June 29, 2020)

Asia Pacific States Brace for Second Wave of COVID-19 (June 22, 2020)

New Zealand APEC Summit Faces Possible Delay (June 5, 2020)

New Zealand Easing Restrictions Following Two Week Halt in New COVID-19 Cases (June 5, 2020)

‘Travel Bubble’ Plans Floated Across the Pacific (May 4, 2020)

Special Dispatch | A Plan for All Won’t Work for All: COVID-19 and Māori in New Zealand (April 30, 2020)

New Zealand Reduces COVID-19 Alert Level (April 29, 2020)

Special Dispatch | Tracking the Asia Pacific’s Financial Policy Responses to COVID-19 (April 15, 2020)

New Zealand’s Māori health practitioners create pandemic group (April 6, 2020)

Australia, New Zealand respond to COVID-19 (March 22, 2020)

Asia’s central banks step in as stock markets fall (March 16, 2020)