New Zealand reports two new nCoV cases, one fatality

New Zealand reports two new nCoV cases, one fatality

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Wellington, May 6: New Zealand Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed two fresh cases of novel coronavirus in past 24 hours while a person lost his life in the same period. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said there was one new confirmed and one probable case. The confirmed case was related to the Marist College cluster, while the probable case has been linked to the St Margaret's rest home cluster.

Dr Bloomfield also said there had been one further death from the Rosewood rest home cluster - a woman in her 60s who had been recorded as a probable case and had underlying health conditions. Speaking at the same media conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the news that Microsoft will make an investment in New Zealand to establish a data centre for its cloud services.

"International companies like Microsoft wouldn't be investing here ... if they didn't have full confidence in the NZ economy." She said it was subject to normal regulatory processes. "It signals to the world that New Zealand is open for business." She said by tackling the virus early, New Zealand was well-positioned to rebuild our economy. (UNI)