News New Zealand reports two new Covid-19 cases, both are...

New Zealand reports two new Covid-19 cases, both are travelers from Philippines


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New Zealand has reported two new Covid-19 cases on August 5, both are travelers from the Philippines. 

It has been 96 days since the last case of Covid-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. 

In a press release, the first case New Zealand is a man in his 20s who has arrived in the country on July 23 from the Philippines via Hong Kong. He has been in managed isolation at the Rydges in Rotorua and tested negative for Covid-19 around day three of his stay. 

The second case is a woman in her 40s who arrived in New Zealand on August 1 from the Philippines via Hong Kong. She has been in managed isolation at the Grand Millenium in Auckland and tested positive around day 3 of her stay. 

The total number of active cases in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand is now 24. 

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