There is one new Covid-19 case in managed isolation.
Today's case arrived on November 14 from the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. They tested positive at routine testing around day 12 of their stay in managed isolation and have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.
The Ministry of Health also says that it appears the Air NZ crew member caught Covid-19 while overseas.
The cabin crew member tested positive in Shanghai on Sunday, but was re-tested when they returned to New Zealand yesterday.
"Results of genome sequencing show that the lineage of this infection is not associated with any New Zealand cases that have been sequenced, indicating international exposure is most likely," the ministry said today.
"Further test samples from close contacts of the staff member have been processed rapidly and nine results have been returned, all of which are negative.
"Because this case was first reported in China, it is officially a case in China, not New Zealand – so while we are reporting on it, it does not enter into our official count of Covid-19 cases," officials said.
"The ministry continues to investigate how this most recent confirmed Covid-19 case was contracted. Although the source of the infection is still unknown, we are continuing to take precautionary actions within New Zealand."
Auckland Regional Public Health Service is continuing to identify any locations of interest the case may have visited and any associated close contacts. Twelve close contacts have been identified to date.
The Air NZ crew member visited six shops on Friday and Saturday.
Among them was Animates Manukau, where shoppers who were there at the same time have been told to get tested and self-isolate until they return a negative test.
The ministry said fewer than 10 people scanned into the business in the 50-minute window when the Air NZ staffer was in the store.
In all, there are 60 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the Government today confirmed that New Zealanders will have free access to a Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives.
The detail was included in the Speech to the Throne presented to Parliament by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.
Reddy confirmed that the Government is working to deliver effective and free vaccines to New Zealanders as soon as they were available and safe to administer.