Eight more COVID-19 cases - all from overseas
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Posted March 18, 2020
There are 8 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand - four in Auckland, one in Christchurch, two in Waikato and another in Invercargill, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says.
This brings the total to 20 since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, reinforcing the importance of border restrictions as all were from overseas travel.
The New Zealand Police are now conducting spot checks on tourists to confirm they are self isolating.
The Ministry of Health will release further information, including flight information for the newly confirmed cases, once it becomes available.