In late February this year, the entire world was in a standstill due to unforeseen circumstances inflicted by COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
All business, leisure and sports activities were in a lull, as one and all resorted refuge at home, staying indoors to avoid the infection.
While major countries such as the USA, Spain, Italy, India, and France suffered the most casualties, a small nation, New Zealand, paved the way to win the war against the invisible threat.
On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern announced that there were no active cases in the country for the first time since February 28. Also, all preventive measures shall be lifted barring immigration and international travel.
Thus, the people of New Zealand will now lead a normal life, which they were accustomed to, bringing joy to the entire population of 3 million in the country.
Ardern, who announced after the Health Ministry’s official release, admitted that she did a little dance with her daughter in the press conference, highlighting the jubilation it brought to her.
New Zealand and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder, Jimmy Neesham, took to Twitter to congratulate his fellow countrymen.
In his tweet, Neesham dished out the three ‘Kiwi’ attributes, which help them succeed in the war against COVID-19.
“Coronavirus free NZ! Congratulations everyone Grinning face with smiling eyes. Once again those great kiwi attributes: planning, determination and teamwork do the job Party popper,” Neesham wrote in his tweet.
Coronavirus free NZ! Congratulations everyone 😁
Once again those great kiwi attributes: planning, determination and teamwork do the job 🎉
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 8, 2020
It is only because of the three aspects, the perennial dark horses of major ICC events, the Black Caps, won matches at significant junctures of multilateral tournaments.
The Kiwis broke a billion hearts after defeating India in the semi-finals of 2019 ODI World Cup, defending a moderate total against the heavy-duty Indian batting unit. Earlier, Neesham tagged the moment of defeating India in semis as the best in his career thus far.