Coronavirus: New Zealand has no new cases of Covid-19 in the community

Publish Date
Monday, 15 February 2021, 4:28PM

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield also revealed that 7 of the 9 colleagues of the infected case have returned negative Covid tests, while two are pending. 

Jacinda Ardern has revealed that the latest community Covid-19 cases are apart of the UK variant. 

There has been no mention of any change in alert level yet. 

The Prime Minister revealed that New Zealand were to move to alert level 2 at 11.59pm yesterday, while Auckland moved to alert level 3 for three days until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February.

Cabinet was responding with a "cautious approach" to today's Covid-19 news, Jacinda Ardern said.

Supermarkets and petrol stations will remain open so there was "no need to rush out to get any essential items."

Public venues, such as pools and playgrounds, will be closed.

Gatherings in Auckland are now reduced to 10 people.

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Cabinet met this evening to talk about the three new cases.

The new cases – a mother, father and daughter from South Auckland's Papatoetoe – are considered "new and active" according to Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins.

Officials are in the process of figuring out if the family – who are moving to the Jet Park MIQ facility – has infected anyone else.

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