New COVID-19 community case in NZ

Ben McKay
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New Zealand authorities have announced a new case of COVID-19 in the community.

The Auckland-based mother of a child who tested positive to the virus last week has also returned a positive.

The woman has been in self-isolation, limiting the chance of the virus' spread into the community and will be moved to quarantine.

There have now been four cases of coronavirus identified in the community over the past fortnight all linked to Auckland's Pullman Hotel but, crucially, no evidence of transmission in the community.

Officials on Thursday also announced six new cases within the border regime in the previous 24 hours.

On Wednesday, Medsafe cleared the first COVID-19 vaccine for use within New Zealand. The first vaccinations are expected to begin next month.