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Three new cases of Covid-19, all at the border

There are three new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, with none in the community, the Ministry of Health has said.

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One of the new cases arrived from Germany on 8 June via Qatar and tested positive during routine testing on Day 12. 

Another person, who is a contact of a previously announced case, arrived from Afghanistan via the UAE on 9 June and tested positive during day 10 testing. 

The third case arrived from India via United Arab Emirates on 19 June before testing positive on day one in managed isolation.  

With one previously reported case now recovered, this takes New Zealand's total active cases to 23. 

It comes after four cases were reported over the weekend, all in managed isolation.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country since the pandemic begun is 2364. 

Australia Outbreak  

Quarantine-free travel with New South Wales remains in place, despite the Australian state announcing new mandatory mask restrictions. 

There have now been 11 cases of Covid-19 in Sydney since last week. 

Anyone who has visited a location of interest as part of the Australian Covid-19 outbreaks can't travel to New Zealand within 14 days of visiting an exposure site. 

A new community case was also announced by Queensland health officials last night of an air crew worker.

The Ministry of Health is advising anyone who visited the Brisbane Airport at DFO outlet shop between 4-4.30pm or the Brisbane Portuguese Famile Centre form 7pm onwards to get tested, self-isolate contact Healthline. 

For information about the latest locations of interest for New South Wales and ACT click here, and for Victoria click here