No new cases of COVID-19 today
There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today.
It has now been 87 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source, says a statement from the Ministry of Health.
There were no new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1206.
The Ministry of Health continues to work with its counterpart in South Korea for more information about the traveller from New Zealand who has tested positive.
The individual left New Zealand six days ago on July 21 and arrived in South Korea on July 22 after transiting through Singapore.
The traveller has no symptoms but returned a positive test on arrival.
“South Korean authorities have informed us that based on their initial investigations they suspect the traveller was infected during the transit in Singapore airport,” says the statement.