New Zealand Wins Over Coronavirus – level 2

25-05-2020 15:00

It seems that New Zealand stopped the coronavirus there. In the past four days, there was only one new case of the virus, and the country is reopening schools, restaurants, and shops.

Many people wonder why New Zealand is so successful in the fight with the virus. One reason is that the country lies on an island, and the population is small.

The second reason is that New Zealand´s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, acted quickly at the start. When the coronavirus started in the country, the government closed borders, schools, and businesses. Ardern communicated well with the public, and people followed all government rules. The country had a good system of testing people, and doctors helped to find people who could be ill.

However, Ardern said that people must be careful because there can be new cases of the virus.

Difficult words: reason (why something happens), act (to do something), communicate (to talk or write to people and explain ideas to them).

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