New Zealand coronavirus cases rise above 1000; only one death Apr 06, 2020 0 122 12345 Sydney The number of novel coronavirus cases in New Zealand has reached over 1,000, health officials announced Sunday. As of Sunday morning there were 1,039 cases in the country, up 89 from the previous day, while still only one person has died as a result of complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. New Zealand’s director general of health, Ashley Bloomfield, said at a news conference 156 patients have recovered.The largest cluster of cases, 66, are connected to a school in Auckland, Bloomfield said. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealanders had mostly been complying well to strict lockdown policies, which had contributed to the disease spread being below what modelling had predicted.“Our case rate and death toll is well below other comparable countries,” Ardern said at the same news conference. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Nine militants, three soldiers killed in clashes in Indian Kashmir Apr 06, 2020 0 388 20,000 worshippers quarantined in Pakistan after major search Apr 06, 2020 0 371 China sends experts as Manila mulls extending coronavirus lockdown Apr 06, 2020 0 358 Sydney coronavirus cruise ship fiasco prompts criminal investigation DPA Canberra Police say they are launching a criminal investigation into why a cruise ship was allowed to disembark in Sydney, resulting in more than 10 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in Australia. The Ruby .. Fishing boat takes 202 Rohingya migrants to Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on Sunday detained 202 suspected Rohingya Muslims who arrived illegally by boat, a top official said, raising fears that people smugglers are back in action despite the coronavirus pandemic. .. Indonesia orders citizens to wear face masks as virus cases soar Jakarta Indonesian citizens are now required to wear face masks when they are outside, the government announced on Sunday, as the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 2,273. The order to wear a face mask is in accordance with .. Taliban accuses US and its allies of violating agreement DPA Kabul The Taliban militant group on Sunday accused the United States and its allies of violating an agreement signed over a month ago in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The US military in Afghanistan rejected the .. Tokyo records 143 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours Tokyo Tokyo recorded 143 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, taking the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, to over 1,000. Sunday’s figure marks .. Singapore quarantines migrant workers in virus fight AFP Singapore Singapore has put nearly 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for two weeks after a growing number of coronavirus infections were detected in their dormitories, authorities said on Sunday. The .. Up to 130 officers from Hong Kong anti-riot squad to be quarantined Hong Kong Up to 130 police from Hong Kong’s elite tactical squad will be quarantined for 14 days after a second officer from the unit tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Sunday. All male ..