Bottles Claiming To Be Ebola Sent To New Zealand Parliament And Newspaper
NZ Health Minister insists no one has contracted the virus.
A bottle of liquid labeled "Ebola" and another suspicious package have been sent to New Zealand Parliament and the mailroom of the New Zealand Herald.
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."
Late Tuesday afternoon security agencies shut down the parliament building in Wellington after reportedly discovering another package.
The first incident prompted the country's Health Minister Johnathan Coleman to assure New Zealanders no one has contracted the Ebola virus.
"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."