First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Wellington, September 18

New Zealand has reported no new confirmed instances of the coronavirus for the primary time in additional than 5 weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak found in Auckland final month has been stamped out.

Friday’s report additionally marked the fourth consecutive day with none instances of group transmission.

All latest instances have been discovered amongst quarantined travellers coming back from overseas.

Authorities have nonetheless not pinpointed the origin of the August outbreak, which they imagine was imported. Auckland was quickly positioned into lockdown because the nation continued its technique of attempting to fully remove group unfold of the virus.

New Zealand has reported a complete of simply over 1,800 instances and 25 deaths. AP

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