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Coronavirus pandemic: New Zealand report first death caused by COVID-19

New Zealand has now become the latest nation to join the list of countries to register deaths occurred by COVID-19.

March 29, 2020 / 01:02 PM IST

New Zealand has reported its first death from the new coronavirus.
Health authorities on March 29 said the victim was a woman in her 70s.
They said she was admitted to a West Coast hospital last week with what they initially thought was influenza, and hospital staff did not wear full protective equipment.
As a result, 21 staffers have been put in self-isolation for two weeks.The country has reported 514 cases of COVID-19. On March 18, New Zealanders began a strict four-week lock-down.
first published: Mar 29, 2020 12:58 pm
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