Thu, 29 Oct 2020

WELLINGTON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as the government warns people to be cautious when travels increase around the country during the school holiday.

There are 18 people isolated in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes nine people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts, according to the Ministry of Health.

One person is in hospital with COVID-19 at Middlemore hospital, who is in isolation on a general ward, said a ministry statement.

The country's total number of active cases is 55, of whom 28 are imported cases in managed isolation facilities, and 27 are community cases, it said.

New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 1,477, with 25 related death, it said.

The ministry asked people to stay home if they feel unwell, and call Healthline or doctors to get a test.

People have also been asked to maintain good hygiene practices, sign into places and use the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a record.

"All these measures will be particularly important during the school holidays as New Zealanders are increasingly travel around the country," the statement said.

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