Truck drivers should be next in line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Truck drivers should be next in line for COVID-19 Vaccine

The supply chain is valuable and could pose a significant risk if COVID-19 were to spread. Freight in New Zealand is an important sector to our society as truckies deliver food and supply resources to communities. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins received a letter written to him in January by...

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Johnson & Johnson halts Vaccine rollout after millions of doses ruined

Johnson & Johnson halts Vaccine rollout after millions of doses ruined

Vaccine manufacturer Johnson & Johnson halted all future shipments of their Vaccine doses after around 15 million shots were ruined because of a mistake by workers at their Emergent BioSolutions’ Baltimore plant. Emergent BioSolutions’ is also a partner with AstraZeneca, who also makes Vaccines. Regulators were forced to delay authorization...

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1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

There is 1 new case of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 28 from India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive on day 1 routine testing and is now staying in a quarantine facility in...

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Ministry of Health acknowledges protocols in place for arrivals from India

Ministry of Health acknowledges protocols in place for arrivals from India

India, as of recent, has reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases within the world, and New Zealand has continued to import returnees via the United Arab Emirates. It has run through an affirmation that the Ministry of Health has acknowledged specific protocols being put in place so if...

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Chris Hipkins receives COVID-19 Vaccination

Chris Hipkins receives COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has received the COVID-19 jab. Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall who was in the same room received it too. In a Facebook post, he mentioned that this is his first dose which will in-hopes gain courage for others to take it. “This morning, I had...

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1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation

1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There is 1 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The new case arrived on March 18 from Ireland via Qatar. This person tested positive on day 8 routine testing, is reported as a close contact with another case and is now staying...

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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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