New Zealand no longer Covid19-free after 2 women from U.K. test positive
The Ministry of Health revealed the two new cases on Tuesday afternoon, breaking a 24-day streak of no new COVID-19 cases.
"The Ministry can confirm today two new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand related to the border as a result of recent travel from the UK," a statement sent to media read. "Both cases are connected."
Travellers from the UK have brought coronavirus back to New Zealand 24 days after the last confirmed case
Two women who traveled to New Zealand from the United Kingdom earlier this month have become the country's first positive cases of COVID-19 over three weeks after it was eradicated in the country.
The women, who are part of the same family, tested positive for the coronavirus in Wellington, the country's capital, after traveling to New Zealand to visit a dying relative, the BBC reports.
The women arrived in New Zealand on June 7 and only spent six days in quarantine