COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
We have four new positive cases of COVID-19 of unknown origin. See the media release for more information.
As is our usual protocol we are tracing all close and casual contacts of these cases, and getting them tested for COVID-19.
All close contacts will remain in self-isolation for 14 days, and all casual contacts will remain in self isolation until they have returned a negative test.
As of midday tomorrow (Wednesday August 12) the Auckland region (Auckland Council area) will move to Alert Level 3 for 3 days until midnight on Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. Find out more from the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
Further information will be available from Wednesday August 12.
There are 26 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. New Zealand's confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date is 1574 – see our current cases page.
The focus is now on protecting New Zealanders with:
robust border controlscontinued surveillance and testingcontact tracing capability and rapid isolation of new casespublic support to prevent any further spread, like good hygiene and keeping records of movement.
See our elimination strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.
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.
NZ COVID Tracer app
The official Ministry of Health contact tracing app helps you keep a digital diary of the places you’ve been.
Keep Calm Be Kind
Nine engineers!! Why doesn't one of them dig out the original engineering drawings, have the replacement parts made, third party inspected, then fitted. Maximum time, say two weeks??
While I'm on my beer crate, why have we not got a second crossing. It has been talked about for years and years and years! And all they do is talk talk talk. Where is the resolve, the go get, the leadership. Why are we dead from the neck up?????
And while I'm at it, why isn't Whenuapai made ready for use as a second Auckland airport. Imagine the scene when the Mangere airport runway is unusable?? It will happen one day.
Why do we wait for disasters when obvious needs can be easily foreseen and when we have the resources?? It's called planning. PLANNING with foresight.
Same with water supplies, car parking(sick) and road quality. Why do we pay such huge salaries for incompetence????
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