Today there are no new community cases of Covid-19, and New Zealand has been ranked as the best country in the world to be in during the pandemic, according to Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking.  

New Zealand has held the top spot for the past three months.

The monthly analysis looks at how countries are responding to the virus and the level of social and economic disruption. Bloomberg noted New Zealand’s closed border, four deals for vaccines and near-elimination of the virus on our shores.

The next best performers on the list are Singapore, Australia, Taiwan and China.

Mexico, where deaths have reached 150,000, ranked worst on the list of 53 countries. Mexican President Manual Lopez Obrador announced this week that he has Covid-19.

In its reporting, Bloomberg noted there is no magic formula for beating the pandemic, but said the more successful countries showed high levels of public trust in authorities and investment in health infrastructure.

Today the Ministry of Health announced all close contacts of the Northland case have returned negative results. There is one historical case and a previous case is being investigated.