41 days ago

Poll: Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

A leading coronavirus expert is urging the Government to make scanning mandatory at such potential "super-spreader" venues as bars and nightclubs.

The pleas follow figures revealing daily use of the Covid Tracer app has plummeted to a fifth of its peak.

Last Monday, a total of 515,759 scans were recorded nationwide, down from the high of 2.5 million on September 4.

Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker said the next six months would be a “very dangerous” time for the country with a high risk of an outbreak while waiting for the vaccine roll-out in April.

Read more here:

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Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?
  • 86.8% Yes
    86.8% Complete
  • 10.6% No
    10.6% Complete
  • 2.6% Undecided- it's too complex
    2.6% Complete
1134 votes
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11 hours ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

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* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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12 hours ago

Middlemore Hospital visitor policy and appointments - update!

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

Kia kaha whaanau! I know we’ve moved back to Alert Level 3, but you’ve got this! Here’s an update on our visitor policy at Level 3.

Public visiting at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic and other CM Health sites will be restricted to essential or compassionate grounds by arrangement with the relevant ward charge manager/nurse. More information on our visitor policy can be found here: countiesmanukau.health.nz...

If you have an elective surgery scheduled you will only be contacted by the service if your surgery is not going ahead.

For questions about outpatient appointments, please contact our Customer Service team: Phone: (09) 277 1660 available 07.30 am – 6.00 pm, Monday - Friday (except public holidays). Email: customerservice@superclinic.co.nz

Please check the updated Places of Interest and if any of these impact you follow the MoH’s guidance: bit.ly.... If you feel unwell please stay at home and call Healthline on 0800 611 116 who will advise you on what to do.

There are also a number of testing stations that have been set-up in our rohe. For a list please visit: www.arphs.health.nz...

Remember: wash your hands, scan QR codes with the COVID-19 Tracer app, stay home if you're sick and wear a face covering on public transport. #uniteagainstcovid19

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