10 Jun 2021

Covid-19 update: One new case in managed isolation, none in community

1:22 pm on 10 June 2021

There is one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation and quarantine facilities reported today.

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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.

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 said.

The couple travelled through the New South Wales towns of Dubbo, Forbes, Gillenbah and Moree between 1-4 June, and in Queensland through Toowoomba, Caloundra, Buddina and Baringa between 5-8 June.

The ministry said anyone in New Zealand who was in those areas at those times was urged to check the Queensland government website and the NSW government website to determine whether they were at any of the locations of interest at the specified times.

"Anyone at these locations of interest at the specified times should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested and self-isolate until they return a negative result.

"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 on the vaccination front, Catholic Church leaders say they are concerned about misleading information being spread.

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