Level 3 is not the exact same criteria going backwards, as it is forwards.
And of course you do know what elimination means right? it is not eradication of the virus (zero cases). I actually think the PM using that term in the early days without clarifying it probably meant a lot of people expected zero new cases after lockdown.
Eradication refers to cases in the world being reduced to zero. Elimination is getting it down to a predefined low number of cases, such as zero, within a certain geographic region and keeping it down. So eradication isn't possible until all countries get rid of it, so NZ can't 'eradicate ' it, we can only ever eliminate it.
A & D are the correct answers
I know that and you know that, but from day one after the PM gave her speech a lot of people thought that elimination here meant that we would have zero cases and no spread by now, which was clearly not what anybody who had looked at modelling or understood the terms knew.
A lot of people seemed surprised last Monday when she clarified what that actually meant.