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Ministry of Health

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12th Aug 20, 11:06am
Live update: Parliament dissolution deferred until at least Monday; Aged care facilities put in lockdown; Covid-19 cases travelled to Rotorua on Saturday
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Live update: Parliament dissolution deferred until at least Monday; Aged care facilities put in lockdown; Covid-19 cases travelled to Rotorua on Saturday
12th Aug 20, 11:06am
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11th Aug 20, 9:57pm
Four cases of Covid-19 community transmission found in south Auckland; Auckland to go into Level 3 lockdown; Rest of NZ to go into Level 2
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Four cases of Covid-19 community transmission found in south Auckland; Auckland to go into Level 3 lockdown; Rest of NZ to go into Level 2
11th Aug 20, 9:57pm
6th Aug 20, 1:07pm
Bluetooth-enabled CovidCard to be trialed in Rotorua among 250-300 people; If rolled out, Govt anticipates use of card wouldn't be mandatory
Bluetooth-enabled CovidCard to be trialed in Rotorua among 250-300 people; If rolled out, Govt anticipates use of card wouldn't be mandatory
6th Aug 20, 1:07pm
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22nd Jul 20, 5:50pm
Number of returning kiwis who can stay in managed isolation limited to less than 7000, as no new facilities are being brought on for now
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Number of returning kiwis who can stay in managed isolation limited to less than 7000, as no new facilities are being brought on for now
22nd Jul 20, 5:50pm
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15th Jul 20, 10:15am
PM says lockdowns will be localised in the first instance should there be another Covid-19 outbreak in the community, but the country's strategy remains elimination
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PM says lockdowns will be localised in the first instance should there be another Covid-19 outbreak in the community, but the country's strategy remains elimination
15th Jul 20, 10:15am
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9th Jul 20, 2:37pm
Security at managed isolation facilities to be beefed up; Processes around what happens if someone escapes to be reviewed
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Security at managed isolation facilities to be beefed up; Processes around what happens if someone escapes to be reviewed
9th Jul 20, 2:37pm
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8th Jul 20, 12:39pm
National MP Hamish Walker announces he won't stand for re-election in Southland as his leader says he wants him gone and the party's board meets to discuss his future
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National MP Hamish Walker announces he won't stand for re-election in Southland as his leader says he wants him gone and the party's board meets to discuss his future
8th Jul 20, 12:39pm
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7th Jul 20, 6:05pm
National MP Hamish Walker demoted after admitting to giving media outlets Covid-19 patients' personal details, provided to him by Michelle Boag - a former National president who worked for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
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National MP Hamish Walker demoted after admitting to giving media outlets Covid-19 patients' personal details, provided to him by Michelle Boag - a former National president who worked for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
7th Jul 20, 6:05pm
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2nd Jul 20, 11:17am
David Clark resigns as Health Minister following a 'frank' discussion with the PM, who agreed he was a 'distraction' from the covid response; Chris Hipkins to take over until the election
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David Clark resigns as Health Minister following a 'frank' discussion with the PM, who agreed he was a 'distraction' from the covid response; Chris Hipkins to take over until the election
2nd Jul 20, 11:17am
22nd Jun 20, 9:44am
Chris Trotter looks at what happens when 'light-handed regulation' turns out to mean 'no regulation at all'
Chris Trotter looks at what happens when 'light-handed regulation' turns out to mean 'no regulation at all'
22nd Jun 20, 9:44am
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19th Jun 20, 3:35pm
Defence Force presence at isolation facilities to double to 72; Officials brought in to do a review and will report back next week
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Defence Force presence at isolation facilities to double to 72; Officials brought in to do a review and will report back next week
19th Jun 20, 3:35pm
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18th Jun 20, 5:53pm
PM's office confirms Assistant Chief of Defence had been part-leading COVID-19 isolation/quarantine operations for several weeks; It remains unclear how his promotion to fully lead this will strengthen the system
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PM's office confirms Assistant Chief of Defence had been part-leading COVID-19 isolation/quarantine operations for several weeks; It remains unclear how his promotion to fully lead this will strengthen the system
18th Jun 20, 5:53pm
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17th Jun 20, 1:58pm
Assistant Chief of Defence roped in to oversee isolation/quarantine; Ministry of Health contact tracing 320 people related to Tuesday's two new COVID-19 cases
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Assistant Chief of Defence roped in to oversee isolation/quarantine; Ministry of Health contact tracing 320 people related to Tuesday's two new COVID-19 cases
17th Jun 20, 1:58pm
16th Jun 20, 7:53pm
Isolation exemptions on compassionate grounds for overseas arrivals no longer allowed until system starts 'working as intended'
Isolation exemptions on compassionate grounds for overseas arrivals no longer allowed until system starts 'working as intended'
16th Jun 20, 7:53pm
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8th Jun 20, 3:23pm
Cabinet decides NZ will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 on Tuesday as officials are no longer aware of any active cases in the country
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Cabinet decides NZ will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 on Tuesday as officials are no longer aware of any active cases in the country
8th Jun 20, 3:23pm
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3rd Jun 20, 3:35pm
Level 1: Gathering and distancing restrictions go, people encouraged to return to their offices, more border exemptions expected
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Level 1: Gathering and distancing restrictions go, people encouraged to return to their offices, more border exemptions expected
3rd Jun 20, 3:35pm
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29th Apr 20, 1:08pm
Winston Peters defends Govt's decision to allow 80,000 traveling NZers back into the country from March 14, despite the Ministry of Health advising against this
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Winston Peters defends Govt's decision to allow 80,000 traveling NZers back into the country from March 14, despite the Ministry of Health advising against this
29th Apr 20, 1:08pm
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20th Apr 20, 4:09pm
Cabinet follows Director General of Health's recommendation and decides NZ will move to Alert Level 3 on April 28; Situation to be reviewed again on May 11; Epidemiologist warns contact tracing sub-par
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Cabinet follows Director General of Health's recommendation and decides NZ will move to Alert Level 3 on April 28; Situation to be reviewed again on May 11; Epidemiologist warns contact tracing sub-par
20th Apr 20, 4:09pm
1st Apr 20, 11:54am
Gareth Vaughan on Dr Doom's coronavirus conference calls, bailing out the bailout, the Epidemic Response Committee gets down to business, Andorra's police go above and beyond, plus Africa & COVID-19
Gareth Vaughan on Dr Doom's coronavirus conference calls, bailing out the bailout, the Epidemic Response Committee gets down to business, Andorra's police go above and beyond, plus Africa & COVID-19
1st Apr 20, 11:54am
31st Mar 20, 11:41am
Gareth Vaughan on the long-run economic consequences of pandemics, how the South Koreans & Germans are dealing with COVID-19, picking the bottom & don't try this at home
Gareth Vaughan on the long-run economic consequences of pandemics, how the South Koreans & Germans are dealing with COVID-19, picking the bottom & don't try this at home
31st Mar 20, 11:41am

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Days to the General Election: 38
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