New Zealand confirms first case of the new coronavirus

Now coronavirus hits New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern confirms Kiwi who travelled to Iran has caught the killer virus

New Zealand confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Friday The patient – in their 60s – tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Iran The person is being treated in Auckland City Hospital  

New Zealand confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Friday in someone who returned from Iran, but said the chances of a community outbreak remains low.

The patient – in their 60s – tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day. The person is being treated in Auckland City Hospital and their condition is improving, a Health Ministry statement said.

‘Although we have our first case of COVID-19, the chances of community outbreak remain low,’ the ministry said.

New Zealand confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Friday in someone who returned from Iran, but said the chances of a community outbreak remains low

Public health officials have begun tracing the patient´s contact history and will test the individual’s family members for the virus.

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