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Bottles Claiming To Be Ebola Sent To New Zealand Parliament And Newspaper

NZ Health Minister insists no one has contracted the virus.

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According to the NZ Herald, the labeled vial was discovered at the Auckland headquarters of the newspaper on Tuesday morning with authorities immediately sending the package to Australia to be tested.

But it claims, "it is a suspected hoax."

#BREAKING Vial sent to Australia for testing for Ebola was originally sent to the @nzherald mailroom. All precautions were taken. More soon.

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#BREAKING Vial sent to Australia for testing for Ebola was originally sent to the @nzherald mailroom. All precautions were taken. More soon.

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Late Tuesday afternoon security agencies shut down the parliament building in Wellington after reportedly discovering another package.

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The discovery of the package reportedly occurred in the parliament's mailroom and police would not confirm whether the two incidents were linked.

The first incident prompted the country's Health Minister Johnathan Coleman to assure New Zealanders no one has contracted the Ebola virus.

Minister of Health says there's no evidence of a suspected Ebola case. Dr Coleman says police investigating sus' package incident in Akl.

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Minister of Health says there's no evidence of a suspected Ebola case. Dr Coleman says police investigating sus' package incident in Akl.

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"There is currently no one being treated for Ebola in any New Zealand hospital," Dr Coleman said.

"There is, however, a police investigation underway following an incident in Auckland today after a suspicious package was received."

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