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New Zealand Announces First New Covid Cases In 102 Days

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:33 PM - 11 Aug 2020



New Zealand has reported four new cases of coronavirus.

The announcement comes 102 days after the country declared itself COVID-free.

The four new cases are believed to be from the same family.

However, New Zealand is taking the threat of any more infections seriously with officials ordering new restrictions.

Three days of restrictions will be reimposed in South Auckland from tomorrow while an investigation takes place.

All schools, most businesses and public facilities must close, and people are asked to stay home.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it's a precautionary measure:

"These 3 days will give us time to assess the situation, gather information, make sure we have widespread contact tracing, so we can find out more about how this case arose."



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