Wednesday, 04 March 2020 11:48

Second case of coronavirus confirmed 

Written by  Staff Reporters
Fears are growing about the impact of coronavirus on New Zealand's exports. Fears are growing about the impact of coronavirus on New Zealand's exports.

A second case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in New Zealand. 

The World Health Organization this morning reported the case.

The patient is a woman in her 30s who has recently returned from Italy.

She is in self-isolation with her partner at home.

This morning, the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index fell for the third consecutive time due to uncertainty around the spread of coronavirus.

 

The first case of Covid-19 in New Zealand was reported late on Friday last week.

The New Zealand-citizen, a man in his 60s, had recently been to Iran and flown back to New Zealand via Bali.

The Ministry of Health’s website says that the likelihood of a widespread outbreak is expected to remain low.

The Government has placed temporary restrictions on travellers arriving in New Zealand from mainland China and Iran as a precautionary measure to protect against the spread of the virus.

Travellers from northern Italy and South Korea have been instructed to self-isolate on their arrival in New Zealand. 

Watch the Ministry of Health’s update on Covid-19 below:

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