Dr Ashley Bloomfield dances at Super Saturday vaccination event in Porirua – video

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Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is seen dancing at a Super Saturday vaccination event in the suburb of Cannons Creek, Porirua.

Barbara Edmonds, Labour Mana MP, filmed him making some moves to a stage performed song, Roimata. Thousands viewed the video on her Facebook page and other platforms.

Dr Bloomfield is known as a Kiwi icon who has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic in Aotearoa New Zealand in a way that attracts to the younger generation.

The Super Saturday vaccination event saw over 130,000 people roll up their sleeves and receive their jabs to protect themselves, whānau and friends against the virus.

Getting vaccinated is a key tool to restore a sense of normality that the world once had as the economy begins to reopen.

Source: CC/ TikTok @alexandradavids

In December last year, a video surfaced on TikTok which caught him dancing and singing away having a blast.

He tends to enjoy being himself away from the podium at 1pm almost every day when he gets the chances after announcing latest Covid-19 case numbers and developments to New Zealanders on TV since the virus hit our shores on February 28, 2020.

It is a tough job as a public servant to appropriately manage information, and the developments shared surrounding virus outbreaks in the community have been vital to the nation.

Source: CC/ Ministry of Health

A reporter asked Dr Bloomfield at a press conference in March whether he would use social apps such as Tinder or TikTok for Covid messaging.

“Definately not Tinder. What I would point to is that you would have seen some of the messaging at the big music festivals at New Year's and some of the more recent festivals,” Dr Bloomfield said at the March press conference.

“I was very happy to be able to support getting that message out in formats that understand talking to my children resonated with people younger than myself.”

Image/Video: SUPPLIED/Facebook- Barbara Edmonds MP

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