WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand stated on Wednesday that an individual who examined constructive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 had briefly been lively within the community in Auckland.
The particular person arrived in New Zealand from the United Kingdom on Dec 16 however solely examined constructive on Dec 17, the well being ministry stated in a press release.
The ministry stated the particular person was in Auckland metropolis on Dec 26 and Dec 27, however that they don’t imagine the person was extremely infectious on the time of publicity.
New Zealand has no Omicrom circumstances in its community but and has recorded 17 circumstances at its border quarantine amenities
(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)