Thu, 03 Dec 2020

WELLINGTON, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, all detected in recent returnees in managed isolation.

Of these recent returnees, one person arrived from Romania (via Qatar and Brisbane) on Nov. 3. The person is already in an Auckland quarantine facility as a contact of three previously confirmed cases, and returned a positive result to routine day 12 testing, according to the Ministry of Health.

One person arrived from Dubai on Nov. 15, and returned a positive result to routine day 3 testing. The person is being transferred to quarantine at an Auckland facility.

One person arrived from Qatar via Brisbane on Nov. 17 and returned a positive result to routine day 3 testing. This person is also being transferred to quarantine in Auckland.

There are no new recovered cases, meaning there are 40 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. The country's total number of confirmed cases is now 1,657, said a ministry statement.

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