LIVE: Coronavirus update

The third case of coronavirus in New Zealand is an Auckland man in his 40s whose family recently travelled from Iran, the Health Ministry has confirmed.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield is giving the latest update on the response to the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Ashley says the latest case is one of family transmission because the man himself had not travelled to a country with coronavirus. His family had been to Iran.

The man is in self isolation at home and Ashley says man's partner has been ill and is being tested, and is in isolation.

He says anyone travelling on flight Qatar Airways flight QR 0920 can call Healthline for more information.

Family of the man go to Auckland Grammar School and Ormiston Junior College, but the children have had no symptoms and the Ministry of Education said there was no danger to other students.


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It also saddens me!

Posted on 06-03-2020 07:52 | By

Absolutely crazy! Our health ministry and every health practitioner in NZ are onto this- Simon Bridges is being ridiculous.

It saddens me

Posted on 05-03-2020 13:37 | By Merlin

It saddens me that Simon Bridges is using this situation to try and score political points.