New Zealand’s deputy PM reveals the source of country’s shock coronavirus outbreak – a ‘breach inside our quarantine system’

Medical staff test residents of South Auckland at a pop up Covid-19 testing centre in the Otara Mall, in Auckland, as New Zealand prepares to move into Covid-19 Alert Level 3 on Wednesday

New Zealand races to contain new coronavirus outbreak

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland since midday Wednesday would be extended as teams of health workers hunted for the cluster’s origin and ramped up testing in the city.

New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases

New Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 14 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the country`s biggest city or be tested for the virus.

New Zealand probing for outbreak source, may expand lockdown

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation’s largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. less

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New Zealand races to track origin of new cluster as cases jump

Despite New Zealand’s previous success in containing the virus – with just 22 deaths in a population of five million – Bloomfield said health authorities had always anticipated such a return, even it had taken some people by surprise.

New Zealand Scrambles to Trace COVID-19 Cases as Numbers Grow

New Zealand Ministry of Health Director-General Ashley Bloomfield told reporters in Wellington Thursday that authorities are treating the 13 cases as a cluster. He said they have learned clusters continue to grow, and he fully expects there will be additional cases.