New Zealand reports two new COVID-19 cases

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (AP) — New Zealand has reported two new cases of the coronavirus as a trickle of infected people continue to arrive at the border.

The country of five million people now has nine active cases after having none at all earlier this month. Health officials said yesterday that all those cases involve people who have recently arrived and are in quarantine, and there’s no evidence of community transmission.

Many remain anxious community transmission could return, especially after health officials allowed two women who had arrived from London to leave quarantine before they had been tested because a parent was dying. The women later tested positive.