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Drug And Alcohol Use Under Quarantine – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

  The nationwide lockdown raises questions on how New Zealanders will consume both legal and illegal substances during Alert Level 4 restrictions for at least three more weeks. The NZ Drug Foundation has advised regular consumers of alcohol … Read more »

Unless Changed, MoH Guidelines Treat Community Support Workers As Expendable

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Associations says its members are receiving contradictory messages from the Ministry of Health that put at risk their lives and those of their clients. Home support workers were told on Monday afternoon by Dr Ashley Bloomfield that they … Read more »

Northland And Auckland District Health Boards Launch Daily COVID-19 Q&A With Māori Television

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

The Northland, Waitemat, Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs have launched a daily COVID-19 Q&A for Mori communities, broadcast on Mori Televisions Facebook page. The Whaanau Guide for COVID-19 launched on Sunday 29 March 2020 and will … Read more »

Lakes District Hospital Staff To Be Tested As A Precaution Following Positive COVID-19 Test

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is testing 36 staff and undertaking extensive cleaning of Lakes District Hospital, following notification that a nurse has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Public Health team is investigating to find out how the nurse contracted the virus. … Read more »

Christchurch Hospital Hagley ICU To Open To Support COVID-19 Response

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says 36 new intensive care beds at Christchurch Hospitals new Hagley building are being fast tracked so they are available for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Ministry of Health is working with contractor CPB and Canterbury … Read more »

COVID-19 – Keeping Us All Safe By Staying Close To Home

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

From tonight, the Kpiti Coast District Council will be locking vehicle access gates at those parks that have them, and the gates into cemeteries across the district to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading in the community. Kapiti Coast District … Read more »

New Conservative Confident Covid-19 Is Defeatable

Press Release – New Conservative

  Figures from around the world show that Covid-19, while vicious and contagious, does behave like other infections, rampaging quickly through a community, hospitalising a small percentage and causing death in an even smaller percentage. The World Health … Read more »

No New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Hawke’s Bay Today

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

The Ministry of Health reported no new Hawkes Bay confirmed Covid-19 cases, today. The total for the region remains at 12. Medical Officer of Health Dr Jones said while no new cases were reported today the public health team was actively tracking and … Read more »

In Times Of Need The Compassion Soup Kitchen Rises To The Challenge

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Its been 118 years since the Compassion Soup Kitchen began providing daily meals for Wellingtons disadvantaged and as they did during the 1918 flu pandemic, theyre doing it again. During alert level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, the charitys … Read more »

COVID-19 Community Testing Network Expands In Auckland, With Five Additional Centres

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Five additional COVID-19 testing centres are now up-and-running across metro Auckland, ensuring even better community-based access to swabbing for those who meet the clinical criteria. In addition to the five urban clinics and two rural clinics opened a week … Read more »

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