NEW ZEALAND RECORDS 12 NEW COVID-19 CASES
Health Minister Chris Hipkins said there were 12 more cases of community transmission, and one probable, following the shock re-emergence of the virus in Auckland this week.
New Zealand’s resurgent coronavirus outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, health officials said on Friday (Aug 14), in a significant blow to efforts to contain the disease.
Health Minister Chris Hipkins said two of the infections were found in the North Island town of Tokoroa, around 210km south of Auckland.
The infections outside Auckland come despite a strict lockdown in New Zealand’s largest city, including masked police blocking roads to seal its borders.