And here is the next one!
New Zealand's three-week streak without a community Covid case ends as port worker falls ill
After 22 days of no new Covid-19 cases in the community, a port worker in New Zealand has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The case is a New Zealand man who worked at the ports of Taranaki and Auckland and began showing symptoms on Friday, before testing positive on Saturday evening.
Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the director general of health, was alerted to the positive test in the final hour of voting on Saturday in New Zealand’s election – in which prime minister Jacinda Ardern was rewarded for her success in twice eliminating the virus.
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The man and his family are now in isolation, and Bloomfield said the case was being treated as an isolated encounter that had most likely seen the man infected on the border, rather than through widespread community circulation.
“The risk is contained,” Bloomfield said on Saturday. “The emergence of a new community case is unsettling, and we need to remain vigilant.
Jacinda Ardern says case is an example of the system working, as Dr Ashley Bloomfield urges continued vigilancewww.theguardian.com
So will they lock Auckland down. Again?
Surely that strategy is getting long in the tooth....