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Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian:
New Zealand has reported a second consecutive day of no new cases of Covid-19, according to health officials.
There are 22 active cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand, all of them travelers returning to the country. There is no known community transmission of the virus in New Zealand.
Of those sufferers, 21 remain in government-run quarantine, which is a compulsory for all travelers entering the country. One is in a stable condition in Auckland City Hospital.
Only New Zealanders and their families, along with certain essential workers, are permitted to enter the country. They must spend two weeks in quarantine, where they are tested twice for the coronavirus.
New Zealand has recorded 1,178 cases of Covid-19, and 22 deaths. Last month the country reported a streak of 24 straight days without a fresh diagnosed instance of the virus before the number of New Zealanders returning from abroad began to grow.
The state of New South Wales in Australia on Wednesday announced 14 new coronavirus cases, but all are travellers currently in hotel quarantine, state health minister Brad Hazzard announced. The day before, 5 cases were reported among travellers.
The state also eased its restrictions as follows, AAP reports: