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.