Culture

New Zealand reports three new COVID-19 local cases, first since January

New Zealand reports three new COVID-19 local cases, first since January”

New Plymouth has also been identified as an area of interest because two of the cases travelled there from February 6th to 8th for a short holiday and visited a number of tourist attractions.

She said people can go home if they live in Auckland - a border will be put in place, but there is an exemption regime.

New Zealand on Sunday recorded three new cases of COVID-19 in the community, and they're all from the same family.

COVID-19 Minister Chris Hipkins said health officials were moving rapidly to trace, test and isolate close contacts of the three new cases.

Ms Ardern announced that the city's schools would remain open for the children of parents who need to work, but otherwise students will be asked to stay at home.

Airlines have also been contacted, as the woman in the infected family works for an airline catering company, LSG Sky Chefs, where she mostly works in the laundry facilities, they said.

The new active community cases are a mother, father and daughter from Papatoetoe. Officials said the woman hadn't been going aboard the planes herself.

The girl was last at school last Wednesday, February 10.A testing station will be set up at the school and it will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Bloomfield said.

More news: United States urges China to cease pressure on Taiwan

"Then people are infectious a couple of days before that so it's possible that she was quite infectious a week ago but this will all start to come out with time".

New Zealand has been rocked by a fresh outbreak of Covid 19 infections. She will not be attending the Big Gay Out this afternoon.

"Our system has swung into action", Hipkins told a hastily called media conference. "But of course, we will and we have looked at what those exposure sites are in New Zealand and we will be looking at that for anyone coming across the border from New Zealand", he said.

"That is what we believe the cautious approach requires and its the right thing to do".

"We will collect more information before we would make any such decision", Hipkins said.

"There is a potential link to the border through the mother's workplace so that is another positive but. because it is not a direct [border] link, it's a little sort of more of a stretch I guess so there are other potential ways that the family could have got infected".

"With the working assumption, just in case, it could be one of the more transmissible strains of Covid that we need to act with a high degree of caution around", she said.

On Saturday, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said a person who tested positive for the virus while in mandatory isolation died after being moved to North Shore Hospital in Auckland.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 February 2021
Trump impeachment: Senate falls short of majority needed to convict
Fair-minded Americans - including many Trump voters - should come away from this revealing trial resolved never to allow Donald J. Trump to be treated as a legitimate participant in American political life, let alone be returned to the White House.

13 February 2021
Four fully vaccinated Oregonians test positive for COVID-19
The appointments will be available at the seven regional vaccination centres, including the Foyle Arena in Derry. How people will be asked to prove they fall into one of these categories still hasn't been worked out, he said.

04 February 2021
Russia's Sputnik Vaccine Is Reported To Be 92% Effective Against COVID-19
To produce the vaccine a country has to have a set of equipment and consumables as well as to know the production technology. They said it is another vaccine to "join the fight" against the coronavirus.

04 February 2021
US Extends Nuclear Treaty With Russia For Five Years
The Biden administration will also work on control measures for China's smaller but growing arsenal of nuclear warheads, Blinken said.

04 February 2021
World Health Organization team completes survey of Wuhan virus lab
China has strongly denied that possibility and has promoted unproven theories that the virus may have originated elsewhere. As the World Health Organization team left the institute, a member told NHK they had an important meeting.

04 February 2021
Nets' Harden to sit out Sunday vs. Westbrook, Wizards
The Wizards are 1-4 since resuming play after a 13-day layoff that included six postponements due to COVID-19 related issues. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal combined for two three-pointers to steal a win from the Nets in the final seconds.

04 February 2021
New COVID Cases, 1 New Death
The efforts you are making, combined with the immunization of our long-term care residents and workers, are making a difference. A total of 1,234 people in B.C. have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began out of 68,780 confirmed cases.

04 February 2021
India's COVID-19 tally reaches 1.07 crore, national recovery rate 97.13%
MOH added that all her identified close contacts, including family members, have been isolated and placed on quarantine. The Ministry of Health said they did not leave the ship prior to being tested and were tested so they could leave it.

04 February 2021
Cyberpunk 2077 developers warns players not to install mods on PC’s
The issue is the latest in a notoriously long line of problems that have plagued Cyberpunk 2077 . Despite all this, Cyberpunk 2077 reportedly had the biggest digital game launch of all time.

04 February 2021
Lingard talks up 'connection' with West Ham team-mates after two-goal debut
Despite a 3-1 loss to Liverpool, West Ham have been in excellent form and they continued that push for Europe against Villa. The home side had an off day and Dean Smith will be demanding a strong reaction from his players next time out.