New Zealand has eight new cases of Covid-19, all related to overseas travel, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

It brings the total of confirmed cases in New Zealand to 20.

Speaking at the latest media conference, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said there are four new cases in Auckland, one in Christchurch, two in Waikato and one in Invercargill.

Some of the new cases have come from Europe, Australia and the USA.

He said details for each of these cases, including flight information, will be revealed on the Ministry of Health website “in the near future”.

“We expected more cases and it’s most important that we identify, that we test and isolate cases and close contacts to ensure that we prevent further community spread.”

He said the new cases have been in self isolation and aware of the symptoms. He commended them for doing the right thing.

SOURCE – RADIO NEW ZEALAND

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