Covid-19 casesThree positive cases and two historical cases were reported in managed isolation facilities yesterday, bringing the number of active cases in New Zealand to 75. Among them are recent returnees from Mexico via the United States, Russia via Singapore, the United Kingdom via Qatar, and the Philippines via Australia. Meanwhile, there are 15 positive cases on board the vessel Mattina. Five crew members who have tested negative have been transferred to managed isolation facilities onshore.
Remaining crew members on board fishing vessels Playa Zahara, docked in Lyttelton, and Viking Bay, docked at Queens Wharf in Wellington, are being tested during their quarantine on board.
Victoria has recorded 11 new Covid-19 cases overnight. However, all cases are linked to the current outbreaks. This brings the state’s number of active cases to 179.
All positive cases were in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period.
An update on cases in New South Wales is expected at 1pm.
In an update yesterday, 163 new cases were recorded. Forty-five were infectious while in the community.
Robertson said the transtasman travel bubble would only re-open if community transmission of the Delta variant was “contained”.
It was paused for at least eight weeks on Friday, giving New Zealanders seven days to return home.