Five new cases including one historical case have been found in managed isolation facilities in the past day, the Ministry of Health says, with no new cases in the community.
Samples awaiting testing for novel coronavirus Covid-19, are pictured at Biogroup Laboratory’s lab in west London on January 21, 2021.Photo: AFP
The ministry gave the latest details in a statement. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will provide another update at 4pm after Cabinet has met.
Of the five new cases found in managed isolation today, one travelled from the UAE via Malaysia, while three arrived from India via UAE and Malaysia. All were identified around the day they arrived.
The fifth case arrived from the United States on 28 January and was deemed historical but remains in managed isolation. Historical cases are now reported separately, with 29 such cases reported since 1 January.