There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
After 24 days of no cases today the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the news.
The two new cases were people who had arrived from the UK.
The ministry said both cases were connected.
The news brings the confirmed cases to 1156, and the combined total of confirmed and probable cases to 1506.
The government was quick to act following the news.
Health Minister David Clark announced a move to suspend all compassionate exemptions until he was confident that border were safe.