Source Title: novel coronavirus pneumonia case in New Zealand
A novel coronavirus pneumonia case in New Zealand has been confirmed today (24) by the Ministry of health of New Zealand. The case, a 56 year old woman, returned to New Zealand from Europe on December 30 last year. After two weeks of mandatory isolation, the case had two negative nucleic acid tests, meeting the criteria for de isolation, New Zealand health ministry officials said. However, 10 days after the release of isolation, the case underwent another nucleic acid test, and the result was positive.
The Ministry of health of New Zealand said it was not clear whether the case was infected after the release of isolation or before the end of isolation. New Zealand is conducting a genetic sample sequence survey. New Zealand media reported that the case may be the first case of community transmission in New Zealand since November 21 last year.