New Zealand has closed the border for almost a year to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, now they resume refugee intake as Covid-19 fears ease.
This information was reported from Immigration New Zealand on Friday. A group of 35 refugees is leaving the country in February. New Zealand will receive about 210 more refugees by June 30, 2021.
A statement from Immigration New Zealand said, “We are ready to welcome a small group of refugee families to our country as New Zealanders in compliance with all health protection and safe travel policies.”
All those who come must stay in the isolation center for 14 days under the government system.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has decided to take in more refugees this term than in her first term. In the first term, it has been increased from 1,000 to 1,500 per year.
But due to the coronavirus epidemic, New Zealand has suspended the acceptance of refugees except a few on an urgent basis since March last year.
As the Covid-19 epidemic spread around the world early last year, the New Zealand government took urgent action to stop the spread of the virus in its own country. The people of the country have benefited.
New Zealand is the most successful country in controlling the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Only 1,959 covid patients have been identified in the country so far. 25 people died.
There are now only 62 Covid-19 patients in New Zealand. A new patient was identified at the quarantine center on Friday.
New Zealand tops the current list of countries that have succeeded in tackling Covid-19.