There are no new cases of Covid-19 recorded in New Zealand today.
That means zero new cases in the community or at the border.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed the news this afternoon at a press conference.
It comes as Bloomfield announced one community case yesterday: A man who works in ports in New Zealand, including in the last two weeks at ports in Auckland and Taranaki.
He was regularly tested as part of border testing working in the shipping industry as a marine electronics engineer.
This morning, Bloomfield said a ship bound for Brisbane is believed to be the most likely source of transmission.
The man returned a negative test on October 2 but felt unwell on Friday October 16 and, after contacting Healthline, took a Covid-19 test which returned a positive result on Saturday afternoon.
Bloomfield said yesterday there was no need for regional lockdowns due to the low risk of community transmission in New Plymouth or Auckland.
The man’s household contacts are self-isolating, and other close contacts are being investigated.