March 25, 2020 / 12:24 AM / 11 days ago

New Zealand reports 50 new cases of COIVD-19; says cases to rise

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand on Wednesday reported 47 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and three probable cases, ahead of the country heading into a complete lockdown at midnight.

New Zealand’s Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, said at a news conference that the number of cases will continue to rise for at least 10 days before a turnaround.

Reporting by Praveen Menon; editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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