Today, nine new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in managed isolation centers in New Zealand, with the new imported cases coming from around the world.
In a statement this afternoon, the health ministry said there had been no more community transmission.
The ministry also said the varied origins of the new cases were a “clear reminder that isolation and mandatory testing will continue to be of critical importance as large numbers of New Zealanders return home ahead of the crisis. holiday period “.
The nine new cases include:
- One person arrived from France on November 17 and tested positive around day three.
- One person arrived from the Netherlands on November 17 and tested positive around day three.
- One person arrived from Dubai on November 17 and tested positive around day three.
- One person arrived from the United States on November 19 and tested positive around day three.
- One person arrived from the UK on November 14 and tested positive following routine surveillance around day seven.
- Two people, who were traveling separately, arrived on the same flight from Bangladesh on November 10 and tested positive around day 12.
- One person arrived from Spain on November 16 and tested positive around day three.
- One person arrived from Italy on November 16 and tested positive around day three.
All nine are now in quarantine.
There were five new cases imported to New Zealand yesterday, with a border worker already in quarantine for two weeks also testing positive.
The ministry also confirmed today that genome sequencing of the borderline case reported yesterday directly linked that case to the November quarantine cluster. Yesterday’s case has been isolated since November 7 as close contact with a previous case.
There are now 50 active cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand and the total number of confirmed cases is now 1,672.
New Zealand laboratories processed 6,504 tests for Covid-19 yesterday, the ministry said.
“This high and continuous level of testing along with the rapid identification, tracing, testing and isolation of close contacts provides continued assurance that this cluster is contained at this point.”
- If you have symptoms coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9358 5453 for international SIM cards) or call your GP – do not go to a medical center
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