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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she is cautiously optimistic about slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus after the country reported the lowest number of new daily cases in two weeks.

“We may yet see bumps along the way but I remain cautiously optimistic that we are starting to turn a corner,” Ardern told a news briefing in Wellington.

New Zealand imposed a national lockdown in late March. It reported 50 new cases on Wednesday from 54 on Tuesday and 67 on Monday, bringing the total to 1,210. One person has died.

Ardern said there were no plans to relax the restrictions during this week’s long Easter weekend.

Al Jazeera News

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