There are five new cases of COVID-19 registered in quarantine.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the announcement during his weekly nation wide address today.

All the new five cases are from those that returned from the repatriation flight from Auckland.

Sogavare says that all five have been transferred to isolation at the national referral hospital and are stable.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases from the repatriation flight from New Zealand stands at nine.