Fri, 07 May 2021

WELLINGTON, April 21 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation and no new cases in the community on Wednesday.

The newly imported case came from Switzerland and has remained in a managed isolation and quarantine facility in Auckland, according to the Ministry of Health.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is one, said a ministry statement.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 83. Five previously reported cases have recovered, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,243, it said.

The trans-Tasman bubble, or quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia, was launched on Monday, allowing the reunion of many families separated by the Tasman Sea and the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.

The two countries' leaders said they would be looking to extend quarantine-free travel to other countries in the Pacific.

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