Update on Covid-19: One new case in controlled isolation, none in the community

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Today, one new case of Covid-19 was recorded in controlled isolation and quarantine facilities.

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The new case arrived in New Zealand on 5 June via Singapore (where the case travelled from is still to be confirmed) and tested positive on day 3 routine testing.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said there were no community cases.

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

One previously reported case has now recovered.

The ministry said since 1 January 2021, there have been 70 historical cases, out of a total of 525 cases.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 24 and the total number of confirmed cases is 2341.

Melbourne lockdown

Last night, the first quarantine-free flight arrived from Melbourne in over two weeks.

The government’s halt to quarantine-free travel from Victoria is set to end at 8pm. The ministry said there will be an update later today.

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Queensland and New South Wales travellers

Queensland public health officials last night announced a new positive Covid-19 case in a person who breached Victoria lockdown rules and travelled from Melbourne, through regional New South Wales and into Queensland.

“The husband of this positive case had originally tested negative but serology results in the past 24 hours showed that the couple are both towards the end of their illness,” the ministry stated.

The pair visited Dubbo, Forbes, Gillenbah, and Moree in New South Wales between 1-4 June, then Toowoomba, Caloundra, Buddina, and Baringa in Queensland between 5-8 June.

The ministry advised anybody in New Zealand who was in those places at the time to visit the Queensland and NSW government websites to see whether they were in any of the locations of interest at the indicated periods.

“Anyone who is in these areas of interest at the specified times should call Healthline at 0800 358 5453, get tested, and self-isolate until the results are negative.”

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“Anyone who was at a location of interest at the specified times also cannot not travel to New Zealand within 14 days of the exposure event.”

Meanwhile, Catholic Church authorities are concerned about the proliferation of false information concerning vaccinations.

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