New Zealand announced on Tuesday that there are two new cases of coronavirus, both due to travel from the UK, ending a 24-day series with no new infections in the country.
New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions with the exception of border controls last week after declaring that there were no new or active cases of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to normal before the pandemic.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, however, warned that new cases could arise in the future when New Zealanders return home, and some others were allowed to enter under special conditions.
The Department of Health said the new cases were related to the border due to the recent trips from the UK. Both cases are related, it said in a statement.
Further details were expected in a press conference later on Tuesday.
New Zealand has had 22 deaths from the virus so far.
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