There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, both in managed isolation and quarantine.
Today’s update was provided in a written media statement.
Both had arrived on Thursday and tested positive on their regular day 3 tests, and have since been moved to the Jet Park quarantine facility.
One had arrived from the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates, while health officials are still working out where the second person came from.
It brings the total number of cases in New Zealand since the outbreak began to 1674.
Fifty-two Covid-19 cases remain active in the country.
Meanwhile, genome sequencing has linked the latest community Covid-19 case — known as Case F — to a previous case. The latest case was a close contact of a NZDF worker, who in turn was a close contact of a border worker who tested positive.
All of Case F’s close contacts have tested negative and the Ministry of Health says they believe the virus is contained as a result.