New Zealand reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

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WELLINGTON, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including two cases in the community and one case in managed isolation.

Both of Wednesday’s community cases are linked to the previous Auckland February cases. Both cases are students at Auckland’s Papatoetoe High School, according to the Ministry of Health.

One of the two cases is a classmate of a previously confirmed case, and has already been identified as a close contact. The other case announced is a sibling of a previously identified case, said a ministry statement.

The new border case came from Kazakhstan and has remained in an Auckland managed isolation facility, it said.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is now 49, and the total number of confirmed cases is 1,984, according to the ministry. Enditem

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