Wellington, Mar 5 : New Zealand on Thursday confirmed the third case of COVID19 after an Auckland man in his 40s, whose family recently travelled from Iran, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said the country's third case was one of family transmission because the man himself had not travelled abroad. The man is quarantined at home and his partner becomes ill, in self-isolation and is being tested, Bloomfield said.
The Health Ministry suggested passengers on flight Qatar Airways flight QR 0920 to call healthline for more information, Radio NZ said in a report. The patient's two children attend schools in Auckland, and show no symptoms, Bloomfield said. There was no danger to other students, according to the Ministry of Education. (UNI)