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Official information and updates from the NZ Government about COVID-19. Community guidelines: https://t.co/U9UstaTilr
12 May
QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL UPDATE
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the public health risk to New Zealand remains low following further discussions with Victoria state health officials this evening.
At this stage, the Ministry’s recommendation is that Quarantine Free Travel between New Zealand and the state of Victoria can continue. No further community cases have been identified in Victoria.
Health officials in Victoria continue to undertake contact tracing relating to the case announced yesterday. All initial test results from contacts are negative.
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12 May
COVID-19 update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. There is one new case to report in a recent returnee in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is two.

Two previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 22.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,287.
Globally, there have been 158,651,638 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,299,764 deaths, reported to WHO.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 59 historical cases, out of a total of 471 cases.
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11 May
QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL UPDATE

The Ministry of Health’s current assessment is that the public health risk to New Zealand from the Melbourne community case announced today is low. Quarantine-Free Travel update.
On that basis the Ministry does not at this stage recommend any change in Quarantine Free Travel between New Zealand and Victoria.
The Ministry’s current assessment is based on information provided by Victorian Health authorities that there is a likely link to the border through the recent time spent in managed isolation in South Australia, a limited period when the individual was in the community while
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11 May
COVID-19 update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There are also no new cases to report in recent returnees in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is three.

Two previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 24.
Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,287.
Globally, there have been 157,973,438 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,288,455 deaths, reported to WHO.
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 60 historical cases, out of a total of 471 cases.
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10 May
COVID-19 Update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There are no new cases to report in recent returnees in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday. Image
Two previously reported cases have now recovered.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is three.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 27.
Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,288.

Globally, there have been 157,289,118 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,277,272 deaths, reported to WHO.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 61 historical cases, out of a total of 472 cases.
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8 May
QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL UPDATE

The pause on Quarantine-Free Travel between New South Wales and New Zealand will be lifted from 11:59pm tomorrow, Sunday 9 May (New Zealand time). Quarantine-Free Travel Update.
New Zealand health officials met today to conduct a further assessment of the public health risk from the recently identified COVID-19 community cases in Sydney. It has been determined that the risk to public health in New Zealand remains low.
The Ministry of Health is advising airlines that flights can resume from 11:59pm tomorrow (Sunday 9 May) subject to there being no further significant developments.
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8 May
COVID-19 Update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There are three new cases to report in recent returnees in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.
In addition, we are reporting three historical cases in managed isolation.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is three.

Seven previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 25.
Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,284.

Globally, there have been 155,665,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,250,648 deaths, reported to WHO.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 58 historical cases, out of a total of 468 cases.
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7 May
QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL UPDATE

New Zealand remains in close contact with health authorities in New South Wales (NSW) as their investigation into the two cases of COVID-19 in the Sydney community continues. Quarantine-Free Travel update.
As of this afternoon, no new locally acquired cases have been identified in NSW since the two cases were identified earlier this week. There is no further information on the epidemiological link between the community cases and the border case to whom they are genomically linked.
Information on the range of public health measures in place in NSW is available here: nsw.gov.au/covid-19/news-…
As a precautionary measure, Quarantine Free Travel from NSW to New Zealand was paused from 11:59pm last night and this pause remains in place.
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7 May
COVID-19 Update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There is one new case to report in a recent returnee in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.
Three previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 26.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,278.
Globally, there have been 154,815,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,236,104 deaths, reported to WHO.
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 55 historical cases, out of a total of 462 cases.

NEW BORDER CASE

- One case arrived on 24 April and tested positive around day 12. They have been transferred to a quarantine facility in Auckland.
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6 May
The Government has announced that Quarantine-Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand will be paused while the source of infection of the two cases announced in Sydney in the last two days is investigated. Quarantine-Free Travel Update.
Whole genome sequencing has linked the case yesterday to a recent returnee who arrived in Australia from the United States. A household contact of yesterday’s case has today returned a positive test.
An epidemiological link has yet to be determined between yesterday’s case and the recent returnee.
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6 May
COVID-19 Update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There is one new case and three cases being investigated as historical infections to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update. Image
One previously reported case has now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 28.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,277.
Globally, there have been 153,954,491 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,221,052 deaths, reported to WHO.
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 53 historical cases, out of a total of 461 cases.

NEW BORDER CASE

- One case arrived on 26 April and tested positive on day 3. They have been transferred to a quarantine facility in Auckland.
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5 May
Update on New South Wales community case.
The Ministry of Health’s current assessment is that the public health risk to New Zealand from the New South Wales community case announced today is low. Image
On that basis the Ministry does not at this stage recommend any change in Quarantine Free Travel between New Zealand and Australia. Information about locations of interest visited by the case is available on the New South Wales health website: health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/cov…
Anyone in New Zealand who has been at any of the locations of interest at the specified times should contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible.
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3 May
From 17 May, you can travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands without having to go into managed isolation or self-isolation when you arrive. Image of blue background with an illustration of the New Zea
Anyone in New Zealand can travel quarantine-free to the Cook Islands, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and immigration requirements. New Zealand citizens do not need a visa to travel to the Cook Islands.
Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands does not include Australia. If you're in Australia, you must spend 14 full days in New Zealand before you can continue your journey through to the Cook Islands. The same rule applies in the opposite direction.
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3 May
COVID-19 Update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are four new cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities, since our last update yesterday. There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the communit
Three previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 25.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,266.
Globally, there have been 151,803,822 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,186,538 deaths, reported to WHO
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 50 historical cases, out of a total of 450 cases.
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2 May
COVID-19 update

New Zealand health officials today participated in a meeting with their Australian counterparts to further assess the public health risk of the recently identified COVID-19 community cases in Perth.
It has been determined that the risk to public health in New Zealand is low.

Following further assessment, the Ministry of Health is advising airlines that flights between Perth and New Zealand can resume as early as tomorrow.
This follows last night’s temporary pause in direct Perth-New Zealand bound flights while the Ministry was awaiting a further assessment from Western Australian officials.
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2 May
COVID-19 UPDATE

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are four new cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities, since our last update on Friday.
There is also one new historical case to report. Historical cases are not considered to be infectious.

Four previously reported cases have recovered.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 24.

Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 2,262.
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 50 historical cases, out of a total of 446 cases.

Globally, there have been 150,989,419 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,173,576 deaths, reported to WHO.
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1 May
COVID-19 update

Ministry of Health officials have this evening been advised a worker at a Perth managed isolation facility has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine testing. Two of the person’s housemates have also tested positive. COVID-19 update.
Ministry officials have conducted a rapid public health assessment for New Zealand, and have determined scheduled direct flights from Western Australia to New Zealand should be immediately paused while a further assessment is carried out, including a further assessment
and information from Australian health officials.

Western Australian health officials have determined a number of locations of interest, which are listed on its website.
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30 Apr
COVID-19 update

The Ministry of Health has this evening been advised by Queensland health authorities of a change in classification for some passengers who flew from Brisbane to New Zealand on Thursday afternoon and evening New Zealand time.
While the health risk from the green zone breach event remains low, the Queensland authorities have advised New Zealand counterparts that those travellers who were in two locations of interest at specified times within the international terminal are casual plus contacts.
The two locations of interest are Hudson’s coffee stand and adjacent seating between 9.23am and 11.20am Thursday 29 April Queensland time, and the male toilet adjacent to Gate 79 between11.23am and 11.15pm when the toilet was cleaned.
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30 Apr
COVID-19 update

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are also no new cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today remains at 23. There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the communit
Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 2,257.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 49 historical cases, out of a total of 441 cases.
TESTING INFORMATION

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,018,845.

On Thursday, 5,303 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 3,734 tests processed.
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29 Apr
COVID-19 UPDATE

A reported green zone breach at a Brisbane Airport café which may have involved passengers flying to New Zealand has prompted health authorities to advise passengers on arrival in New Zealand to monitor their health for the next 14 days.
The reported incident was in the Hudson Café in Brisbane airport where two individuals from a red zone country were in the café at the same time as green zone passengers. The risk has been assessed as low.
The Ministry understands the two red zone passengers returned negative results prior to departure from their home country. A second test result from swabs taken today has returned a weak positive for one test and a negative result for the other.
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29 Apr
COVID-19 UPDATE

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are three new cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.

Seven previously reported cases have now recovered.
This brings the total number of active cases in New Zealand today to 23.

Our total number of confirmed cases is now 2,257.

Globally, there have been 148,329,348 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,128,962 deaths, reported to WHO.
Since 1 January 2021, there have been 49 historical cases, out of a total of 441 cases.
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