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Jimmy Neesham responds to Indian fan who said “Mumbai Has More Population Than NZ”

The New Zealand government on Monday announced that it was lifting all domestic restrictions due to the country’s success in containing the coronavirus. With the final COVID-19 patient given the green signal, the South Pacific nation has no more active coronavirus cases.

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Celebrating the achievement, New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham toasted “those great Kiwi attributes” in a tweet on Monday. There were several congratulatory replies to Neesham’s post but one user decided to give out an inane information on demography to the New Zealand cricketer, who came up with a hilarious reaction to the tweet.

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“Coronavirus free NZ! Congratulations everyone. Once again those great kiwi attributes: planning, determination and teamwork do the job,” tweeted Neesham.

An Indian twitter user replying to Neesham’s post, wrote:

“You have population of 4 million. Mumbai has more population than nz.”

While strict border restrictions will remain intact, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that restrictions such as social distancing and limits on public gatherings were no longer required.


“We are confident we have eliminated transmission of the virus in New Zealand for now. The kiwis have united in unprecedented ways to crush the virus.” she said.

There have been no new infections for 17 days and, until Monday, just one active case for more than a week.

New Zealand’s move down to Level 1, the lowest rating on its four-tier virus response system, means nightclubs can operate without dance floor restrictions and theatres will reopen.

It also means sporting events can proceed with crowds in the stands, a change New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said offered its Super Rugby Aotearoa competition the opportunity to achieve a world first when it kicks off this weekend.

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