Jacinda Ardern will speak to media about the current COVID-19 situation

Jacinda Ardern will speak to media about the current COVID-19 situation

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In an announcement from the leader’s office, it was reported Ardern would make a live announcement to the country with respect to the Government’s reaction to the pandemic. 

PM Jacinda Ardern is going to address the country on the following stages to battle Coronavirus (COVID19.) 

The announcement to media is due to start at 12:00pm with following updates through the hour.

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The Government has propelled its Coronavirus COVID-19 general wellbeing effort, approaching New Zealanders to “join against the infection and moderate its spread,” with the new Covid19 “Unite against Covid19” website.


As of  March 21st 2020;

The Ministry of Health’s Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield reports on coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Zealand.

There have been 14 additional instances of coronavirus in New Zealand, carrying the aggregate to 53. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the Covid-19 cases have risen to 53 from 39 on March 21st 2020.


Four of the cases are in Wellington, one in Taranaki, three in Auckland, one in Waikato, one in Taupo, one in Manawatu, and two in Nelson, Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield reported today. 

There are four plausible cases. 

A large portion of the cases are travel-related; however, two instances 

connected to abroad head out presently can’t seem to be resolved, he said. 

“We can’t preclude a danger of network transmission in these cases,” Dr. Bloomfield said. 

“A reminder that self-isolation does not mean social isolation; physical distancing does not mean social distancing. It’s essential for mental wellbeing that we stay connected more than ever. There are many ways to reach out to people. Through phones, social media, and online contact, even if you cannot visit them in person.”

“Talking to people and checking in on them and others keep us all connected and as I say this is more important than ever.”

“The smallest and largest question you can ask someone is, Are you okay?” Dr. Bloomfield said. 

Further subtleties on the new cases will be made accessible on the Ministry of Health site as they are finished. 

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