Covid-19: Two new cases in New Zealand, both arrivals from UK

There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Ministry of Health said the two new cases were related to the border as a result of recent travel from the UK.

The ministry said both cases were connected.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield would give a media briefing at 3pm, the release said.

The new cases followed 24 consecutive days of no new cases in the country.

Yesterday also marked 28 days since the last case of community transmission of Covid-19 left quarantine, meaning the chain of transmission in New Zealand was considered broken and the coronavirus eliminated.

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