The above announcement came after testing a family with up to 3 cases positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including a woman working at a food packaging company specializing in supplying flights to international flights. practice.
Health Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed: “There will be many new cases”. However, the country’s officials reduced their forecasts about the possibility of any linkage to the disease during in-flight meals due to the woman’s last working day and the time of the positive test. this person’s 8 days ago. According to the Ministry of Health, authorities are currently looking for information on whether there is evidence of COVID-19 outbreaks that can spread in the community and spread to others.
Three weeks ago, New Zealand discovered a number of cases of COVID-19, ending for more than 2 consecutive months the country has not recorded any infections in the community. These cases were then traced back from a hotel where the people had just completed their quarantine after returning from overseas travel.
So far, the New Zealand Ministry of Health affirmed that it is not necessary to introduce new restrictive measures immediately as health officials are still investigating the origin of the new infections. This Oceania country has so far recorded more than 2,000 cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection and only 25 deaths.
* On the same day, Iran’s Ministry of Health also warned that the fourth wave of COVID-19 is contagious, and another new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus could appear in a heavily affected country. most from the pandemic in the Middle East.
Speaking on state television, President Hassan Rouhani stated: “Iran is ringing the alarm bells about the 4th wave of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection” when at least 9 cities and towns are in the West. Southern Iran has declared a high risk “red zone” after increasing the number of cases of COVID-19 on 12/2.
Speaking to the televised conference with heads of medical universities, Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki stated: “We are entering difficult days and we must prepare to fight. with the hardest to control virus variant that just infects our country ”. He added that the first three deaths this week were caused by a variant infection originating in the UK, including a 71-year-old woman with no history of movement – meaning the virus may have and is contagious and soon “can be found in any city, village or home”.
Minister Namaki also called on people to avoid gathering to avoid a strong boom that could happen during the peak months of the wedding season in the country.
* Meanwhile, South Africa’s Ministry of Home Affairs announced on February 13 that the country will reopen 20 land border gates, allowing normal travel after restrictive measures are implemented to check control of acute respiratory infections COVID-19 last month.
According to the South African Interior Ministry, land border crossings, including those on the border with Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana, will reopen after being closed on Jan. 11.
South Africa has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa, with more than 1.4 million infections and more than 47,000 deaths.