There have six new circumstances of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation immediately and none in the neighborhood.
The Ministry of Well being launched the newest case numbers in an announcement this afternoon and stated 5 of the six new circumstances got here from India.
The federal government has taken the unprecedented step of suspending all journey from India as a result of surging fee of circumstances there. From Sunday, no-one can arrive right here from India for 14 days – giving officers an opportunity to research methods to cut back the danger from a rustic the place the coronavirus is rampant.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated immediately stated the pause provided a window to enhance New Zealand’s border security programme, because it had develop into apparent pre-departure testing was not doing sufficient to carry down Covid-19 numbers in managed isolation services.
The entire variety of lively circumstances in New Zealand immediately is 95 and the whole variety of confirmed circumstances is 2205.
A brand new border-related Covid-19 case was reported in a employee on the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility yesterday.
The Ministry stated immediately there have been no new constructive circumstances from contacts of this case.
“Ten shut contacts have been recognized. All have been contacted and are self isolating. 5 have returned destructive check outcomes and we’re awaiting additional outcomes.”
The employee – who has been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility – returned a constructive swab after being examined on Tuesday. A second check consequence yesterday was additionally constructive.
The Ministry stated investigations into the case have been persevering with.
“Auckland public well being officers have carried out scoping interviews with the case to find out any places of curiosity. At this stage, there aren’t any places of curiosity to report. If any places of curiosity are recognized, we are going to replace the Ministry’s web site and ship out push notifications.”