- New Zealand has been praised for the way it handled the COVID-19 situation in their country
- However, the New Zealand Health Ministry announced that they now have two new COVID-19 cases
- It has also been confirmed that the new cases both came from the Philippines via Hong Kong
- It has been two weeks since there was a new case of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand
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The New Zealand Health Ministry has confirmed that there are two new COVID-19 cases reported in their country.
KAMI learned that both of the cases are travelers that came from the Philippines.
In a Facebook post by Philippine Star, the first case is a man in his 20s. He arrived in New Zealand from the Philippines via Hong Kong last July 23.
According to the health ministry, he tested negative on his 3rd day of isolation. However, he was transferred to a quarantine facility after he tested positive on his 12th day of isolation.
The second case is a woman in her 40s. She arrived in New Zealand from the Philippines via Hong Kong as well, last August 1. The woman tested positive on her 3rd day of isolation.
It has been 96 days since the last local case of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Meanwhile, no new coronavirus case was reported in the country for two weeks already.
As of now, there are 24 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. The total number of confirmed cases is currently at 1,219.
Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, the government placed Metro Manila and its nearby provinces under modified enhanced community quarantine once again.
The Department of Transportation also announced that all public transport passengers will soon be required to wear both face mask and face shield.
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