100 days without Covid-19: How New Zealand got rid of a virus that keeps spreading across the world

New Zealand relied on three types of measures to get rid of the virus

  1. Ongoing border controls to stop COVID-19 from entering the country
  2. A lockdown and physical distancing to stop community transmission
  3. Case-based controls using testing, contact tracing and quarantine

Collectively, these measures have achieved low case numbers and deaths compared with high-income countries in Europe and North America that pursued a suppression strategy. — The Conversation

Elimination of COVID-19: what would it look like and is it possible?

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30633-2/fulltext