Meanwhile, Israel reported a record daily rise in COVID-19 fatalities.
"Basically 14 days has always been a practical maximum, but we've always known there was potential for the maximum to be longer than 14 days in very rare cases", he said.
The MOH said 57,071 cases had fully recovered and discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are 47 people isolating in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes 20 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and their household contacts, the ministry said.
The last community case before today was reported on Monday.
The number of patients in serious condition increased from 581 to a record high of 604, out of 1,244 patients now hospitalized.
The official death toll now stands at 41,777.
The Department of Health and Social Care also said a further 27 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the United Kingdom total to 41,759. That's clearly going to cause deaths because people will be hospitalised.
New Zealand's laboratories processed 5417 tests yesterday.
It also made a decision to reopen mosques and amusement parks on condition that health prevention measures are strictly followed and social distancing rules maintained.
Professional rugby in Ireland could cease to exist if supporters cannot return to stadiums in large numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IRFU chief Philip Browne has said.
"This is also the approach adopted by other countries". The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 79,008 after 2,318 more cases were added.
The Ministry of Health is now investigating whether the man was infected during his flight from India and the virus had an extremely long incubation period, or whether he caught it during his flight from Christchurch to Auckland after leaving managed isolation nine days ago.
Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says the case, revealed today by the Ministry of Health, is also grounds for considering stricter rules on people's movement in the week after they are released from quarantine to prevent the virus' spread.
The ministry also announced the recovery of 722 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 89,498.
"Our total number of active cases is 71 - of those, 36 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 35 are community cases".
Palestine reported 726 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections in the Palestinian territories to 44,763, including 31,238 recoveries and 291 deaths.