Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suspends arrivals from India for two weeks

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suspends arrivals from India for two weeks

Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has suspended entry to New Zealand for returnees arriving from India for the next two weeks. Restrictions proposed will start immediately until April 28. Due to large increases in returnee cases from India testing positive on day 0/1 testing, it confers that a precautionary approach is...

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Border Worker tests positive for COVID-19 in Auckland

Border Worker tests positive for COVID-19 in Auckland

A newly discovered COVID-19 case has been confirmed to be positive in Auckland. The announcement was made today by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield following an ‘unscheduled’ briefing. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will also make an announcement at 2:30 pm regarding the case. The new case is a 24-year-old...

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Dr Ashley Bloomfield to hold ‘unscheduled’ COVID-19 update today

Dr Ashley Bloomfield to hold ‘unscheduled’ COVID-19 update today

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will hold an ‘unscheduled’ press briefing today at 1pm. Fronting media in Wellington, the reason for the conference was not immediately known but now confirmed to be for an Auckland border worker who tested positive for COVID-19. Neither COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins...

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Medsafe reports 147 adverse reactions from COVID-19 Vaccine, ‘no new safety concerns’

Medsafe reports 147 adverse reactions from COVID-19 Vaccine, ‘no new safety concerns’

The Coronavirus Vaccine has so far reported, up to March 6 at least 147 adverse reactions in New Zealand, Medsafe reports. Dizzyness being the most common reaction, at 27, while headaches (21), Nausea (18) and fainting (18) being the second, third and fourth most common reactions. The total number of...

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Woman in Christchurch MIQ Facility initiates ‘hunger strike’ after refusing swab test

Woman in Christchurch MIQ Facility initiates ‘hunger strike’ after refusing swab test

A woman staying in Christchurch’s Managed Isolation Facility (Commodore Hotel) is planning to go on a ‘hunger strike’ in protest for refusing COVID-19 tests, which would originally let her leave early after the mandatory 14 day period if she did take them. The woman, Priszallia Hawkins, reportedly has to stay...

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7 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

7 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

There are 7 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 22 from the United States. This person tested positive at around day 14 routine testing, is a close contact of a case and is now staying...

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America facing Ketchup shortage due to COVID-19 Pandemic

America facing Ketchup shortage due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Reportedly, the COVID-19 Pandemic is causing a nationwide ketchup shortage. Restaurants around America are ‘scambling’ to get ahold of tomato sauce. Due to the demand for ditching shared bottles due to health measures, the ramping up of packets and other single-use containers have become more popular. Since January last year,...

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17 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

17 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

There are 17 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 22 from the United States. This person tested positive at around day 12 routine testing and is now staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland. The...

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Benedict Cumberbatch claims that he is COVID-19 ‘patient zero’

Benedict Cumberbatch claims that he is COVID-19 ‘patient zero’

Famous British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, made claims that he is ‘patient zero’ of the Coronavirus Pandemic. He flew from South Africa alleging that he helped spread COVID-19 around the world before cases started to emerge. Cumberbatch visited New Zealand with his wife, three sons and parents, who are in their...

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6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

There is 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 India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 12 routine testing and is now staying in a quarantine facility...

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