New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says four coronavirus cases have been detected in the community.
The director-general of health, Ashley Bloomfield, said the four confirmed cases in one family, acquired from an unknown source. The first person was a man in his 50s from South Auckland. The source of the infection is still unknown.
This person has no history of overseas travel. Three people live in the household tested positive.
“We have been saying for some weeks it was inevitable NZ would get a case of community transmission,” said Mr. Bloomfield.
New Zealand had gone more than 100 days without a case of community transmission.