Both countries are thousands of miles above the world map, and also light years away from the correct handling of the emerging "Covid 19" virus outbreak, which has killed hundreds of thousands around the world, they are New Zealand and Brazil.
The first Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern danced with joy that her country was completely devoid of "Corona" hours ago, while the second stopped counting the number of deaths of "Covid 19" who announces nearly 1,000 deaths per day, and the government justified there that the death count is more like digging out graves and part of the past and that The focus must be on the future, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro, is constantly calling for the country to be reopened to protect the economy and jobs, so the question is: Why did New Zealand succeed and Brazil failed to control the Corona virus "Covid 19"?
The country has lifted all precautionary measures except for those imposed on the border, as of midnight on Monday, after the announcement of the recovery of the last active case with the new "Corona 19" virus, which the country registered its first case on February 28.
As the Prime Minister of New Zealand told reporters today, that once she received the news, she danced in her living room to celebrate the symbolic victory of the New Zealanders, so that New Zealanders can attend public and private events, as well as the retail, hotel and all public transportation sectors will be allowed to operate without the rules of social separation imposed in most countries of the world to prevent The new virus spread, 100 years after the outbreak of the disease that killed 22 people and infected 1154 others.
But how did New Zealand defeat the virus with minimal losses?
On the other side, after confirming the first case of coronavirus infection in February, the New Zealand government developed a plan to respond to the epidemic, and with the increase in the number of infections, although most of them were from abroad, the number of local infections was worrying.
While the New Zealand media said that at this point the prime minister, her government, and medical experts faced a dilemma, they could follow the same strategy as most countries in the world, or resort to another more extreme and harsh strategy.
By mid-March, there was strong support for the adoption of a comprehensive isolation strategy, and a four-stage system was announced to contain the Corona virus, and Wellington entered the second phase on March 21, during which time large gatherings were banned, while promoting health and hygiene measures Encouraging citizens to commit to social distancing and staying in their homes as much as possible.
However, medical reports showed that the infection rate did not see any improvement, and did not slow down as expected, instead doctors cautioned about the spread of the disease among citizens, and they expressed fears that the number of cases would double every four or five days.
On the basis of this disturbing information, New Zealand entered into full closure on March 26, schools were closed, as well as all unnecessary work, and people were forced to work from home, with travel restrictions and prohibitions of any kind of mass gatherings, as well as Wellington completely closed the borders, which are An unprecedented move later by neighboring Australia.
Ardern declared a national emergency, and gave leaders and officials new powers to impose strict control measures. Under these measures, New Zealand followed a strong and bold strategy that no other government in the world had implemented.
But as restrictions on the country began to be eased on April 27, and again on May 13 with the transition to the second phase, there were signs that the New Zealanders' sacrifice was paying off, local media reported.
Despite this victory, there are calls for laws and strict controls on borders for a long time, as well as urging citizens to adhere to key infection control measures including washing hands and covering the mouth while coughing, and staying at home if you feel any malaise, with the importance and necessity of wearing a face mask while Transport on public transport.
There is no day that passes over to Brazil, whose President Jair Bolsonaro underestimated Corona and described it as a "simple flu" two months ago, unless the newcomer grows brutal and fierce in it, according to the available data, the total outcome in Brazil recorded to 672846 confirmed cases, including 35930 deaths, and this comes on The background to the Brazilian government’s taking a controversial move changed the way Coved19’s statistics were published.
Last Friday, the Ministry of Health temporarily closed its website for virus statistics, and since the resumption of its work, the website no longer publishes only the number of cases that were monitored during the last 24 hours, without revealing the total outcome at the level of the state and its states.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on his Twitter account that the overall statistics "do not reflect the reality of the situation in the country", while many local officials expressed strong opposition to this decision and pledged to address it.
The National Council of Health Ministers, which includes all local authorities, confirmed on Friday that "the authoritarian, unemotional and immoral attempt to conceal the deaths of" Covid-19 "will not succeed."
For his part, the acting Minister of Science, Technology and Strategic Equipment, Carlos Weitzhard, told the widely circulated newspaper "Globo" that the official outcome was reduced due to "imaginary and manipulative" numbers.
Weetzard also told "Agence France Presse" that the government does not intend to review the statistics, saying: "We do not care about digging out graves." We do not want to review the past. We are more concerned about the present and the future. ”