There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
Both cases were detected in managed isolation in Auckland.
They had travelled from the United Kingdom, one via Singapore and the other via the United Arab Emirates.
It said 12 previously reported cases had recovered, meaning the total number of active cases was now 44.
New Zealand’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is 1970.
The ministry also said there had been 28 historical cases since January 1, out of a total of 160 cases.