More Americans are looking to flock to New Zealand amid the coronavirus pandemic — with the kiwis effectively “eliminating” the deadly disease, according to a report.
The South Pacific nation said 80,000 Americans sought out information in May on how to emigrate there — a 65 percent jump compared to the same time last year, the Guardian reported.
New Zealand has reported fewer than 1,500 coronavirus cases and only 22 deaths after a stringent lockdown.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced in early June that they were “confident we have eliminated transmission of the virus in New Zealand for now.”
“While the job is not done, there is no denying this is a milestone,” Ardern said at the time.
But despite the pandemic under control, the borders remain closed to foreign nationals, with only a few exceptions granted to essential workers, the outlet reported.
The US has continued to lead the world in coronavirus cases with more than 2.8 million infections, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.
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