Coronavirus was eradicated outside the hotel quarantine in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has reported.
The country’s remaining domestic COVID-19 cases have now recovered.
It comes as Auckland’s lockout is downgraded beginning at midnight tonight to alert level one.
It means the largest city in New Zealand is now at the same low level of restrictions as the rest of the country.
As a result, on October 18, a full crowd will be permitted at Eden Park to cheer on the All Blacks against the Wallabies.
“There is now a 95 per cent probability of the cluster being eliminated,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said earlier this week.
But in the past 24 hours, three cases have been reported in the hotel quarantine.
In an isolated COVID-19 ward, one person who returned from overseas with the disease remains in hospital.
A “big milestone” was announced today by New Zealand’s Health Minister, Chris Hipkins.
“The systems that have been developed and strengthened since our first wave of COVID-19 have worked very effectively to chase down the virus, isolate it, and eliminate it,” he said.
“It’s really good news, but as always we cannot sit back. Constant vigilance and team work, with everyone playing their part to ensure we stay on top of the virus, needs to be our new normal for some time to come.”