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Friday 29 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Niue, Regional

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Niue has first covid cases in the community
Niue Hospital in Alofi, Niue. Photo: Supplied/ Dr Penny McAllum

Covid-19 has arrived in the community in Niue.

The government says four people, all from the same household, are being recorded as the first community cases.

Up until now, the country has not experienced a case of the virus in the community, while there have been just 30 cases recorded at the border.

The acting Premier and Minister of Health, Sauni Tongatule says, contact tracing began immediately after the cases were detected and all affected people are being contacted by Niue's health officials.

Earlier this week Niue was able to announce that the number of workers in its covid-19 teams had increased after assistance from a New Zealand medical team.