NZ announces new virus case day after 'Covid election’


Jacinda Ardern campaigned on her government's success in eliminating community transmission of the virus, which has caused just 25 deaths in a population of five million. – EPA pic, October 18, 2020.

NEW Zealand confirmed a new community case of Covid-19 today, two weeks after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that the South Pacific nation had “beat the virus again”.

Health director-general Ashley Bloomfield said the latest case involved a port-side worker who returned a positive test yesterday afternoon.


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