Head of MIQ Brigadier Jim Bliss describes Grand Mercure investigation – video

Head of MIQ Brigadier Jim Bliss describes Grand Mercure investigation – video

The head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine described and defended a recent potential outbreak at Auckland’s Grand Mercure Hotel after 250 people were told to self-isolate amid fears they could have contracted the COVID-19 virus. “As a result of the recent situation at the Grand Mercure Managed Isolation Facility in...

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Dr Ashley Bloomfield: COVID-19 update 26th March, 2021 at 1pm

Dr Ashley Bloomfield: COVID-19 update 26th March, 2021 at 1pm

There are 3 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first case arrived on March 9 from India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive on day 15 routine testing and are staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland. They...

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250 Returnees told to get retested over possible COVID-19 spread in Hotel, Auckland

250 Returnees told to get retested over possible COVID-19 spread in Hotel, Auckland

Around 250 returnees who left the Grand Mercure managed isolation facility is being contacted amid fears that there could be a link to a COVID-19 case. Precautions are being put in place for those who left the facility since March 10. Those who health officials are contacting are being asked...

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6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are 6 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 21 from Denmark via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive on day 3 routine testing and are staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland....

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Media staff employed by Government should receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Media staff employed by Government should receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Staff employed by the Government who work for the media should receive the COVID-19 Vaccination to ensure they add another layer of protection while doing their job. Media are an active group of individuals who also work on the frontline, just like border workers. Those who receive Government funding should...

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to receive COVID-19 Vaccine before public, to show leadership

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to receive COVID-19 Vaccine before public, to show leadership

Though there’s hesitancy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should receive the COVID-19 vaccination by going hard and early to show leadership in New Zealand. However, the PM’s decision not to jump to the front of the queue is abruptly showing there is not enough courage but has gotten support from opposition...

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3 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

3 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are 3 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 21 from Ethiopia. This person tested positive on day 1 routine testing and are staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland. The second new case arrived...

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Ministry of Health reports positive COVID-19 case at Border, Auckland

Ministry of Health reports positive COVID-19 case at Border, Auckland

The Ministry of Health sent thisquality a media statement saying that there is a newly developed positive COVID-19 case at the Border. As reported, the new case is a managed isolation worker who works at the Grand Millenium Hotel in Auckland. Routine surveillance testing determined that the person returned a positive...

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8 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, 1 historical

8 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, 1 historical

There are 8 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community and 1 historical. The first new case arrived on October 24 from India. This person has recently had flu-like-symptoms and is currently self-isolating. The second new case arrived on March 8 from the...

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NZ COVID Tracer App ongoing use great – Ministry of Health

NZ COVID Tracer App ongoing use great – Ministry of Health

The Government is reminding New Zealanders to use the NZ COVID Tracer App. Nearing close to three million users, 2,758,554, the app is running at an increase of more than 21,000 new accounts in the last fortnight. “It’s great to see ongoing good use of the NZ COVID Tracer app...

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