Government officials are giving an update on the the Covid-19 national response, the latest health update, border issues and an essential services update.
The country is preparing to go into a full lockdown for alert level 4 from 11.59pm tonight, for a minimum of four weeks.
Speakers at today’s media conference include; Director General of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black, Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Immigration NZ national manager Peter Elms and MBIE deputy chief executive Paul Stocks.
- The majority of cases still have a direct link to overseas travel, or have attended a known event, or a cluster.
- 9780 is the total number of tests undertaken so far.
- 6 people are in hospital throughout NZ, all stable, none in ICU. Three of those people are in Wellington hospital.
- 205 is the total number of confirmed and probable cases in NZ – Dr Bloomfield.
- 47 cases are confirmed, three are probable cases.
- 50 new or probable cases in NZ – Dr Ashley Bloomfield
- Dr Bloomfield says the he expects the numbers to increase for at least the next 10 days.
- Five Marist College in Mount Albert students confirmed to have Covid-19.
Watch the media conference here:
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