Watch: Latest Covid-19 Government Update, 85 New Cases Last 24hours

Mar 27, 2020
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There have been 85 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, with one person now in intensive care, the Health Ministry has confirmed.

As the country is in its second day of the Covid-19 lockdown, government officials are providing the latest health and national response updates.

Director  General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said there have now been 368 cases in New Zealand

He said while 37 individuals have recovered, there are eight people in hospital, six of whom are stable and two who are not. One is in intensive care.

More than 2500 retired health workers have signed up to help with the Covid-19 response, he said.

Speakers:

  • Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management – update on Covid-19 national response
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health – health update.

Watch the livestream of the media briefing below:

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