New Zealand confirms first coronavirus case in months

25 Jan 2021 / 08:29 H.

    WELLINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - New Zealand confirmed on Monday it was investigating one positive case of COVID-19 in the community that was first reported on Sunday, the first domestic case in months.

    The infection in a 56-year-old woman who returned to New Zealand on Dec. 30 was of the South African variant, the COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said during a news conference.

    There were no other community cases reported and authorities said the source of the infection was probably a fellow returnee at a quarantine facility. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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