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New Zealand reports no new COVID-19 case

Jul 25, 2020

Wellington (New Zealand), July 25: No new case of COVID-19 was reported in New Zealand, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Saturday.
It has been 85 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source, said the ministry statement.
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remained at 1,206, which was the number New Zealand report to the World Health Organization, it is said.
Laboratories across the country completed 2,307 tests, which brought the total number of tests completed to date to 453,923.
"Testing remains an important part of our overall strategy to detect any community cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible," said the ministry. "We're encouraging anyone who is offered a swab to take up that offer."
Meanwhile, four of a group of five people who absconded from the managed isolation facility in Hamilton are charged by the New Zealand Police for breaching the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act.
It is reported that the group of people escaped the managed isolation hotel on Friday night in an attempt to attend a relative's funeral in Auckland.
One 17-year-old young man will appear before a Youth Court in Auckland and the other three will appear before the Hamilton District and Youth Courts on Saturday, said the New Zealand Police.
Source: Xinhua News Agency