New Zealand edges back to normal after quashing coronavirus in 49 days

5/18/20
 
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from The Washington Post,
5/16/20:

Half of New Zealand’s cabinet gathered this past Monday morning in the round meeting room on the top floor of the Beehive, the tiered 1970s landmark here that houses the government’s executive branch.

The other half called in on Zoom.

Running the meeting was Jacinda Ardern, the liberal prime minister who has won international renown for her empathetic leadership during the global coronavirus pandemic. Next to her was Winston Peters, the wily politician almost twice her age who heads the populist party in the coalition government.

The cabinet faced a momentous decision.

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