Tue, 01 Dec 2020

WELLINGTON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported five new imported cases of COVID-19 from government managed isolation on Monday with no new community cases.

With one other case now recovered, the country's total number of active cases is 74, according to the Ministry of Health.

The five cases include three additional international mariners in the Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, which brings the total number of mariners who have tested positive to 29, said a ministry statement.

Monday's three cases were tested at day nine as they were part of the group who had previously been in close contact with other confirmed cases. These three are now in quarantine, along with the other mariners who had earlier tested positive, the statement said.

Of our remaining two positive cases, the first is a family member of a positive case who is a recent returnee and both were already in quarantine in Auckland's quarantine facility, it said.

The other case is a recent returnee who arrived from Ethiopia via Dubai and tested positive as a result of routine testing around day three. This person has also been transferred to Auckland's quarantine facility, it added.

New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases is now 1,584, according to the ministry.

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