In New Zealand, a corona infection has most likely been detected outside one of the quarantine hotels for the first time since November 18, New Zealand media report Sunday. The 56-year-old woman returned from a trip to the Netherlands and Spain at the end of last year.
The country requires travelers to stay in a quarantine hotel to prevent the virus from re-striding.
After returning to New Zealand, the woman was quarantined for two weeks. There she was tested negative twice, after which she was allowed to go home. She later developed symptoms and was tested positive.
The Department of Health has released the sites the woman has been to before developing symptoms. People who were present at one of those locations around specific times are called upon to be tested.
On Sunday, eight returning travelers in New Zealand tested positive for the corona virus. The total number of active corona cases among people in isolation is now 79.
Last year, New Zealand successfully limited the spread of the virus with strict lockdown measures. Since the outbreak, ‘only’ 2,276 people in the country have been tested positive and 25 people have died from the effects of the coronavirus.