New Zealand on Tuesday informed that it has two new cases of the coronavirus.
It said both cases are related to recent travel from the UK.
With these two new COVID-19 cases in the country, the 24-day break of no new infections in the country has ended.
The new infections are a setback to New Zealand, which lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls last week.
It had declared it had no new or active cases of the coronavirus becoming one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normalcy.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had warned that new cases may come up in the future as New Zealanders return home, and some others were allowed in under special conditions.
The two new cases were women aged in their 30s and 40s who visited a dying parent in Wellington, the director-general of health said in a news conference.
Both women arrived in New Zealand on June 7 from the UK, via Doha and Brisbane and were in an isolation facility in Auckland.
They were given special permission to leave the facility to visit the dying parent in Wellington.
Both are self-isolating now.
This takes the total number of cases recorded in the country to 1,506 cases.
The coutry had witnessed 22 deaths from the disease so far.