NZ stamps out COVID-19 for the second time: UC Expert says we can't let our guard down

12 October 2020

A new article from the New York Times discusses how New Zealand has stamped out the COVID19 virus for a second time. They spoke to University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Michael Plank who said, “We need to be really careful not to let our guard down. We think we’ve got a high chance now that we’ve eliminated community transmission of the virus. But that doesn’t mean it won’t come back.”

  • Michael Plank

Michael Plank, a mathematics and statistics professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, said that until that time, it would be wise for New Zealanders to continue wearing masks — even if the virus appeared to have been defeated.

Read the article here. 

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