New Zealand was acclaimed a world leader in handling Covid-19. Now it's dealing with a fresh outbreak

New Zealand was acclaimed a world leader in handling Covid-19. Now it's dealing with a fresh outbreak

CNN International·2020-08-14 12:06

(CNN)New Zealand reported 13 new community coronavirus cases on Thursday as the country tackles a fresh outbreak that ended an enviable run of more than 100 days without any locally transmitted infections.

The new cluster, which now totals 17 cases, has prompted the country to put its most populous city under lockdown as authorities scramble to trace the source of the outbreak. New Zealand now has 36 active infections, including imported cases. In total, the country has reported 1,238 confirmed cases and 22 deaths.

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