New Zealand now has 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19
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Posted March 21, 2020
New Zealand now has 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
With continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low but cannot be ruled out.
Prime Minister Adern will detail the next steps the Government is taking in the fight against Covid-19 in a live address to the nation via TVNZ at 12 pm today.
Travellers who have arrived in New Zealand within the last 14 days are being asked to self-isolate.
If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
New border measures announced
The Government has announced further border measures restricting entry to New Zealand.
From 11.59pm 19 March 2020, only New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) will be permitted to enter New Zealand. (This includes the Realm countries, Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew.)
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.