News & Info – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are in unprecedented times and New Zealand is still learning more about this new virus and working hard in containment.

For the Ministry of Health’s latest official COVID-19 update. click here

For NZ Government information on uniting against COVID-19 and how together we can slow the spread. click here

The virus can cause acute respiratory infection ranging from mild to severe. Most of the infected people have had mild to moderate illness.

Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Chills and body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Severe cases can cause pneumonia and acute respiratory infection
  • In close contact with someone diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, Should see a doctor and tell them where they have travelled.

Travellers who have been to mainland China and other countries with confirmed cases in the last 14 days should read the Ministry of Health’s advice on self-isolation. click here

If you have health-related concerns about Covid-19, call the dedicated 0800 number: 0800 358 5453. The line is staffed by nurses, paramedics and health advisors. Interpreters are available.