New Zealand is ‘Covid 19 free’: here’s how they did it. Plus, policing protests in a pandemic
New Zealand is declaring itself covid-19 free and lifting almost all of its lockdown restrictions. It follows the recovery of a woman in her 50s who was the last known person in the country to have the infection. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admits she "had a little dance" when told the virus appeared to have cleared, 101 days after the first case was reported. We speak the New Zealand Herald political journalist Amelia Wade to find out how the country did it?
Met police commissioner Cressida Dick has written for the Evening Standard to describe the "disgraceful criminality" during Black Lives Matter demonstrations that led to 49 of her officers being injured, several seriously. There were more than 60 arrests at the protests in London which saw statues defaced and government buildings damaged. The Evening Standard's home affairs editor Martin Bentham tells us about the difficulties of policing a mass protest during a pandemic.
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