Lauren Anne Dickason appeared in court in the port city of Timaru on Saturday, and a judge remanded her to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, a court spokesperson said.
“Police would like to reassure the community that this was a tragic isolated incident and we are not seeking anyone else,” the police said in a statement late on Friday.
Dickason is to appear in court again on Oct. 5.
The family came to Timaru, a city of 29,000 on New Zealand’s South Island recently, police have said. They left the compulsory two-week managed isolation last week.
New Zealand media reported that Dickason and her husband Graham are doctors.
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