Fri, 05 Mar 2021

WELLINGTON, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported five border cases of COVID-19 and one new community case on Tuesday.

The community case is a student at Papatoetoe High School in Auckland. The school was closed last week and was asked to reclose until further notice as a precaution. Every student and staff member has been asked to be retested.

Public health staff are interviewing the student and their family, and locations of interest which are identified will be made public.

This student lives in a household bubble of six, with a sibling who also attends Papatoetoe High but has also not been at school. Other family members have been tested, said a ministry statement.

The five imported cases of COVID-19 came from Germany, Pakistan, India, Egypt, and the United States. They have remained in managed isolation facilities in Auckland, it said.

No previously reported cases have recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 60, and the total number of confirmed cases is 2,007, it said.

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