New Zealand reports 4 new cases.
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On Monday, New Zealand reported four coronavirus cases. All of the cases were in managed isolation before the test.
The Ministry of Health said that one of the cases is a fisherman from the Russian and Ukrainian group that were in isolation at the Christchurch Sudima Hotel. This hotel is being used by authorities to put into isolation Russian and Ukrainian fisherman. The fisherman arrived in New Zealand by a charter flight, which was paid by three fishing companies.
Other imported cases, involves one that arrived from London via Singapore, and tested positive during a routine test on day three, and another arrived from Milan via Singapore, and tested positive after a routine test on day 12. The final case was detected in a individual that was in managed isolation.
The four cases puts the number of active cases to 81. New Zealand is one of the few countries around the World that managed to curb the spread of the virus. A month ago, the country started lifting some restrictions, and even though their 100 straight days of no cases came to an end after some cases were detected, New Zealand never detected as much cases as it had in the beginning of the pandemic. The country only experienced a spike in 21st October, but afterwards cases started to decrease again.
Last weekend, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern announced the creation of a NZ$50 billion COVID response and recovery fund, to address the immediate response to the pandemic, and the long term damage to the economy.
As of Monday, New Zealand reported 1963 cases and 25 deaths since the pandemic began.