New Zealand

    • New Zealand claims it won the battle against coronavirus spread

      New Zealand claims it won the battle against coronavirus spread

      New Zealand's top health official Ashley Bloomfield told a briefing on Monday he's confident "we have achieved our goal of elimination" of the novel coronavirus following days of reporting single-digit cases. The country on Monday moves from alert level 4, enabling New Zealanders to travel around their regions, not just their neighborhoods, and for some non-essential businesses and schools to reopen.

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    • Mass shootings claim 49 lives in New Zealand

      Mass shootings claim 49 lives in New Zealand

      New Zealand suffered its worst mass shooting of modern times, with 49 people dead and more than 20 seriously injured after a terrorist attack at two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch.
      According to the latest announcements from the police authorities, a 28-years-old Australian has been charged with murder and should appear in a local court tomorrow morning. 

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    • New Zealand to hit online giants with digital tax

      New Zealand to hit online giants with digital tax

      New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net. According to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern the cabinet had agreed to issue a discussion document about how to update the country’s tax framework to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share.

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