Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn

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Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian:

New Zealand reported no new cases of Covid-19 spread in the community on Tuesday.

The three new cases diagnosed in the country were all in travelers returning to New Zealand, all of whom are in quarantine at managed isolation facilities.

The news of no reported domestic cases comes a day after Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, announced current coronavirus restrictions on social gatherings would remain for a further week – at which point, her government will begin to ease them if community spread of the virus appears to have come under control.

New Zealand already vanquished the virus once, in June – at one point there were no active cases of Covid-19 in the country – but a resurgence in the largest city, Auckland, led to a second lockdown, which is now being eased.

Health officials said Tuesday that there are 83 cases of Covid-19 in the country, with 55 of them in the community and 28 imported cases in quarantine facilities. Four people are in hospital, two of them in intensive care.

A total of 1,450 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in New Zealand, with 24 deaths.

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn