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Covid-19: Five new cases in managed isolation

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New Zealand has five new cases of Covid-19 today - none of them in the community - as the government prepares to make its latest decision on the country's alert levels.

There was no media conference held today. In a statement, the Health Ministry said five earlier cases were now recovered, meaning the number of active cases remains at 41, which include just seven community cases.

The Ministry said the five new cases included two who arrived from Switzerland via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia on September 29.

The other three are one person who came from Russia via the United Arab Emirates on September 21, one who arrived from Ukraine on 29 September and one traveller from Australia on September 30.

Two of the returnees are in managed isolation in Auckland, while the three other returnees are in managed isolation in Rotorua and will also be transferred to Auckland's quarantine facility.

The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand is 1498.

There is no one in hospital with Covid-19 in New Zealand.

The Ministry said 3616 tests were processed yesterday.

There was one new case of the coronavirus in New Zealand in managed isolation yesterday. It has been more than a week since the last community case was reported.

Auckland is currently at alert level 2, while the rest of the country is at level 1.

The government will make a decision about Auckland moving to level 1 tomorrow. If it goes ahead, it would take effect from Thursday morning.

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP - don't show up at a medical centre.

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test before flight

Posted on 04-10-2020 17:49 | By hapukafin

Do we have pre boarding test in place to confirm pax status before boarding,isnt it common sense to prevent importing the virus