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New Zealand (NZ) Prime Minister (PM) Jacinda Ardern was on the wires in the last minutes, via Reuters, noting that there are signs that the lockdown is working.

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Testing more people.

Growth in new cases remains consistent.

Suggests what we are doing is working.

Always the possibility of setbacks, but we appear to be on track.

NZD/USD reaction

The above remarks are adding onto the recent bullish momentum seen in the Kiwi dollar, as NZD/USD gains 0.53% to now trade at 0.5960.