August 14, 2020

New Zealand virus outbreak spreads beyond Auckland

Auckland (AFP) – New Zealand’s resurgent coronavirus outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, health officials said Friday, in a major blow to efforts to contain the disease.Health Minister Chris Hipkins said there were 12 more cases of community transmission, and one probable, following the shock re-emergence of the virus in Auckland this week.He said two of the infections were found in the North Island town of Tokoroa, around 210 kilometres (130 miles) south of Auckland.The infections outside Auckland come despite a strict lockdown in New Zealand’s largest city, including masked police blocking …

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