Aug 13, 2020
By Andy Johnson
COVID-19, once declared defeated in New Zealand, has returned and is growing.
Health Officials confirm 17 new cases for a total of 36 after going more than 100 days without a single new case reported.
One of the newly infected people works at a shipping company suggesting the virus may have arrived in refrigerated containers.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says this wasn’t completely unexpected.
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, is back in lock down at least until Friday and that lock down may be extended.