New Zealand on Sunday identified the first community dissemination case of COVID-19 after testing positive for Corovirus strain on a 56-year-old woman who was born in South Africa.
Officials announced The woman tested positive for COVID-19, except for two weeks of compulsory separation after returning to the country on December 30 from Europe for work.
Before leaving the quarantine facility in Auckland, the woman had tested negative for the virus twice, COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipsters said, According to Reuters.
Officials said they think the woman contracts more contagious stress than a fellow man at the facility of isolation. Hipkins said officials were investigating whether the virus could be spread through ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Authorities found 15 close contacts of the woman, and the closest contact, her husband and hairdresser, had tested negative. The rest of the contacts were expected to return the exam results on Monday, The Guardian reported.
New Zealand last documented a COVID-19 community broadcast in November, Reuters cited the Ministry of Health website.
The country is known to have one of the most dire reactions to the epidemic and according to statistics 2,283 cases and 25 deaths have been recorded. Johns Hopkins University.
Many variants of coronovirus are circulating around the world as a form of community transmission, including a strain believed to be more infectious in the UK than the original, with 50 percent more infectious infections from South Africa at least in other countries. Has been found
US President Biden is expected Ban non-US citizens Who visited South Africa in the last two weeks and reinstated sanctions against travelers from several countries, including Britain