New Zealand Covid outbreak: race to trace three local cases in Auckland

Three members of a South Auckland family have tested positive for Covid-19, prompting Jacinda Ardern to return to Wellington for briefings

New Zealand has been hit by a fresh outbreak of Covid-19, with three members of the same South Auckland family testing positive from an unknown source.

Covid-19 minister Chris Hipkins said on Sunday that health officials were moving rapidly to test and isolate close contacts, and that Jacinda Ardern had cancelled engagements in Auckland to return to Wellington for briefings.

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