Suspected Auckland coronavirus patient given all-clear by health officials

A person suspected to have contracted the deadly coronavirus has been cleared by health officials.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield made the announcement on Saturday.

"We have no other suspected cases, nor any confirmed cases," he told media. 

"However we still expect a case at some point."

On Friday, it was announced the person was being tested and held in isolation in Auckland Hospital. 

Bloomfield said the person thought to have had the virus did "all the right things" by self-isolating and seeking medical advice swiftly.

"That is how as a country we can ensure we don't have a sustained outbreak of the coronavirus."

Bloomfield says there is no further information on precautionary measures.

"Keep up with regular hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette and social distancing."

He reiterated anyone who has been in Wuhan or the Hubei Province, where the disease originated, or has had close contact with an infected person should self-isolate. 

Bloomfield also mentioned the temporary border closure of the US implemented last night.

US President Donald Trump has introduced restrictions that will bar any foreign national who has travelled to China in the past 14 days.

"You'll have seen a range of countries overnight, especially the USA, have put very stringent border measures in place," said Bloomfield.

"We have those measures and our own measures under very active review and will be considering if we need to implement any of those measures."