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Sadly, First Death From COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Sadly, New Zealand had its first death linked to COVID-19 on the West Coast early this morning. The death was in a woman in her seventies who had initially been admitted with what was thought to be influenza complicated by a underlying chronic health … Read more »

COVID-19: ‘No Visitors’ Policy At Waikato DHB

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

This week we have seen the first stage of community spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Zealand. As this pandemic evolves, we continually look at our policies to ensure they reflect the situation at hand. This includes our visitor policy. Effective … Read more »

Workers Remain At Risk During NZ’s Lockdown

Article – Socialist Equality Group

New Zealands total confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reached 451 on March 28, an almost nine-fold increase in seven days. Twelve people are in hospital and two are in intensive care. No deaths have been reported, to this point. Most cases … Read more »

Twenty New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Southern District

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Twenty new Southern DHB COVID-19 cases were announced today. The total number of Southern cases is now 59. This includes 58 confirmed cases and one probable case, as of late yesterday. Anyone who has developed symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, such … Read more »

First COVID-19 Cases In Ruapehu

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Following the announcement of the first three COVID-19 cases in Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said that he hoped that those not following the rules would now take the situation seriously and start to do so. I would like to remind the community about … Read more »

One New COVID-19 Case Reported In Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Hawkes Bay has one new confirmed Covid-19 case linked to overseas travel, taking the total for the region to 11. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nicholas Jones said the person did not require hospital care and is in isolation. Dr Jones said everyone … Read more »

What? No More Beach Walks Or Bear Hunts?

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Charlotte Hardy, MSc in Biology (Ecology) Rosalie Liddle Crawford, NZCS (Paramedical), Cert.Med.Microbiology, Spec.Immunohaematology. Two members of Taurangas science community are taking a stand today against heading to the beach or participating … Read more »

83 New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 83 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand made up of 78 new confirmed cases and 5 probable cases. This is as at 9.00 am this morning. There are 50 individuals that we can confirm have recovered. We have 12 people in hospital with COVID-19. … Read more »

COVID-19 Social Media Bullying – Calm And Restraint Needed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Hawkes Bays Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones called for kindness and restraint on social media as he was receiving many reports of abuse to people with confirmed COVID-19. Dr Jones said one case in particular was receiving a sustained … Read more »

The Challenge Of Providing Help For Wellington’s Muslim Community Under Lockdown

Press Release – International Muslim Association of New Zealand

The Muslim communities are responding as other faith-based communities. Are responding to this COVID-19-19 severe world outbreak. All the mosques have been closed down. And we are also fully aware that there are more and more Muslims that are returning … Read more »

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