Police is urging New Zealanders to stay safe by staying home this Easter.
Police will be ramping up visibility in communities and on the roads including operating checkpoints over the Easter period, making sure people are safe and complying with the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.
I have been following the World health organisation situation reports which come out daily and have noticed the quoted cases in New Zealand is consistently lower than those quoted to the public.
Now there could be some credible reasons for this such as probable cases not being included , time Of day reported to WHO not for same time span due to differences in time zones,
My understanding is probable cases are often someone who is assumed to have had the virus due to being the only link between two or more cases but may have been asymptomatic and no longer have the virus, of course if that’s the case these should also be counted as recovered cases.
I think we should be being quoted the same fingers as submitted to WHO
Otherwise we are open to conspiracy theory’s that the government is making situation look worse than it is to encourage compliance to the lockdown.
The who reports are one day behind so is yesterday’s reported cases but they show yesterday’s 6th April cases at 39 and current cases at 911.
Perhaps the government could explain why this is the case.
We've reached the half-way point in the minimum four weeks of coronavirus level four lockdown.
It's been tough for many, and even though New Zealand's case numbers are looking promising, we all know that restrictions might need to go on even longer.
But these strange times have also brought out the best in some of our communities - and now Stuff is celebrating New Zealand's coronavirus champions.
Every day, we will salute the essential workers, the unsung heroes and the community volunteers who are keeping the country going through the lockdown.
Check out our first one below, Waikato nurse Debra Larsen who has been on the front line of testing during the lockdown.
We also want to hear about the unsung heroes in your communities.
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised?
Who are the people going above and beyond to help us all pull through?To share stories and photos of your local coronavirus champions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.