May 05, 2020
Zero days no cause for early
For the second day in a row, there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported.
One case that had previously been reported as probable has been reclassified as not a case, dropping New Zealand’s overall total of confirmed and probable cases decreases by one, to 1,486.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says all New Zealanders should feel proud of what they had achieved together over these past weeks, but they must stick to the plan.
The worst thing to do is to celebrate success prematurely and jeopardise the gains made.
Everyone entering the country to go into a 14-day managed isolation period or quarantine if they are symptomatic.
There are currently 179 people in quarantine facilities and 2,792 people in managed isolation.
Dr Bloomfield says there is a process for requesting an exemption on compassionate grounds, and the ministry is reviewing cases in light of a High Court ruling that allowed a man to leave isolation to spend time with his dying father.
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