We want to take a moment to remind you that we can all play a role in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All coverage of Coronavirus including the political response and the effect on our health system, the economy and our communities. Veteran broadcaster Larry King has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to US media. The prime minister has announced a new lockdown beginning at midnight for England. The Treasury is leading work across government on New Zealand's economic response to COVID-19, to: cushion the financial blow to whānau and families, workers, businesses and communities from the impacts of COVID-19; position New Zealand for recovery, and; reset and rebuild our economy. Find guidance on everyday activities — including life at home and going to events. Some 1.3 million people in the UK have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine, says the government. The Grammy Awards ceremony due to take place at the end of the month has been postponed to 14 March because of the coronavirus surge in Los Angeles, organisers say. Advice on international travel, what happens when you arrive in New Zealand, and how to safely travel within New Zealand. Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand | PM.gov.au COVID-19 UPDATE. This graph shows the count of all cases of COVID-19 every day (all cases - active, recovered and deceased) since the first New Zealand case in late February 2020. What you need to know - Read more. New Zealand has taken a cautious response since the start of Covid-19’s emergence, Ardern said. NZ ready to provide $75m for Pacific and global COVID-19 vaccination support. There have been 19 new cases reported in New Zealand's managed isolation facilities over the past three days, including six cases of the recently identified UK variant. Watch the COVID-19 media conference with government officials and ministers. New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity. Service Announcement Asia | Coronavirus COVID-19 Update. Find the latest travel information and restrictions for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read more. The testing regime is being ramped up because of concerns over the new, much more contagious strain of COVID-19 that's taken hold in the UK, NZ's Minister for COVID … The airline already operates similar flights to Sydney and Melbourne. PM to make announcement on Covid-19 alert levels today ... New Zealand has 114 active cases of Covid-19, nine of which are in hospital. New Zealand All travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States will need a negative test result for Covid-19 before departing for New Zealand, the government has confirmed today. Access Government support The Government has made available a financial support package and an economic response package to support businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two new vaccines have been secured, enough for every New Zealander. Vatican City, the world's smallest sovereign state, expects to receive enough Covid-19 vaccine doses in the coming days to inoculate all of its workers and residents, a statement said on Saturday. Monday's COVID-19 alert level announcement make or break for live music industry Alastair Lynn. # BREAKING : We have a decision - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed Auckland will remain in COVID-19 alert level 3 and the rest of the country in level 2 for a further 12 days. If you need to speak with someone directly regarding “Essential Business” please contact Simon Taylor at simon@karcher.co.nz or … Public health experts are closely watching the arrival of a new highly contagious strain of Covid-19 in New Zealand's managed isolation and quarantine facilities. Care for all our customers is a priority. From 10 August 2020 updates about managed isolation and quarantine have moved to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. What you need to do at Alert Level 1. Although the challenges throughout our markets are present, all of our branches globally remain operational and here to assist. What you need to know - Read more. UK scientists have expressed concern that Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out in Britain may not be able to protect against a new variant of the coronavirus that emerged in South Africa. In a COVID-19 world, taxpayers are finding it more challenging to meet tax obligations, and in recognition of this, the Government will be handing more power to the Commissioner to use her discretion over the next 18 months. All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. The graph shows the rapidly increasing number of cases day-by-day from late March until the rate slowed through April as the restrictions during Alert Levels 4 and 3 took hold. The Ministry of Health says a person involved in a Covid-19 scare at the Hamilton District Court this morning has tested negative. A New Zealand resident stranded in Scotland believes the introduction of a pre-departure Covid-testing regime will simply mean more delays. Latest news and updates from the All-of-Government response to COVID-19. A World Health Organisation team due to investigate the origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan has been denied entry to China. Covid-19: UK and US travellers to need pre-departure tests before departing to NZ A summer campaign to combat sexually transmitted infections and Covid-19 is calling for young people to mask up on "top and bottom". You can read the Government’s full announcement and fact sheets on the Beehive website. The World Health Organisation has called on European countries to do more to curb a new variant of coronavirus that was first detected in the UK. Published. There are four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand in the last two days, and two more cases have been linked to the UK variant. Travellers from the United Kingdom and the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to show a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing. It was announced today New Zealand now has its sixth positive case of the coronavirus, an Auckland man. Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and US from 15 January 03 Jan 2021. Managed isolation and quarantine facilities are expected to have no spare rooms in the next two weeks. The deadline for receiving project information has now passed. 12 June 2020 Auckland is moving back into alert level 3 lockdown after the announcement this evening of four positive cases of Covid-19 from an unknown source. 7 July 2020. Latest coronavirus news from New Zealand, including live coverage of the political, health and economic responses to Covid-19. The New Zealand Inland Revenue Acts contain a number of timeframes and obligations for both taxpayers and the Commissioner. An illegal warehouse rave that began on New Year's Eve in France in defiance of coronavirus precautions has been shut down by police after arrests and clashes. The ministry's annual report shows a total of $108m was spent on PPE for frontline staff in response to the spread of Covid-19. Numerous governments across Asia used the cloak of coronavirus to implement laws, carry out arrests, or push through controversial schemes, activists say. Air New Zealand aircrew will soon overnight in Honolulu, rather than Los Angeles or San Francisco, where the risk of Covid-19 is lower. New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity. Politics. COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT. Read today’s update on COVID-19 cases from the Ministry of Health. 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The government has agreed to purchase 7.6 million doses from AstraZeneca (enough to … The Government has set aside extra funding to support the health system’s COVID-19 response and to maintain quarantine facilities up to June 2022. Each Alert Level tells us what measures we need to take. Today the Government announced a further set of tax proposals to help businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Release. Immediately after her announcement, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed there were eight new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, bringing the total number to 28. All travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States will need a negative test result for Covid-19 before departing for New Zealand, the government has confirmed today. Experts at India's drugs regulator have recommended for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by a state-run institute. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is holding a post-Cabinet press conference to announce a decision on the COVID-19 restrictions across New Zealand. New Zealand has had four cases of COVID-19 outside of a managed isolation or quaran tine facility in New Zealand. Covid will drive fair pay deals, vows new minister Michael Wood has flown largely under the radar – but now, inspired by the work of cleaners, checkout operators and drivers threatened by the pandemic, the former unionist is ready to shake up workplace relations. The Treasury draws on a wide range of data sources to provide economic reporting, modelling and forecasting to the Government. Latest updates about managed isolation and quarantine (external link), Last updated: New Zealand | Politics Covid 19 coronavirus: Auckland lockdown - Jacinda Ardern to announce decision on levels 3 and 2 ... Prime Minister has revealed that Auckland will stay in … New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free. 25 December 2020. Six new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in managed isolation and quarantine facilities. • NZ is in coronavirus lockdown for next four weeks after PM lifts alert status. • Our coronavirus alert level will move up to 3 immediately and to 4 within 48 hours. Health and wellbeing information including how to access healthcare, mental wellbeing, family and sexual violence prevention and advice for people at risk. 14th May 2020. An additional test for COVID-19 will be required for returnees from higher risk countries on their arrival in New Zealand from midnight 31 December 2020. 16 Dec 2020 Update on COVID-19 cases — 16 December The new variant of Covid-19 is "hugely" more transmissible than the virus's previous version, a study has found. 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Watch the COVID-19 media conference with government officials and ministers. The Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 from midday tomorrow, Wednesday 12 th August. ... For many, the latest announcement is a cause for celebration - but not without caution. Epidemiologist Michael Baker says it was inevitable for the new strain to make its way here as well as for pre-departure tests to be made a requirement. Advice and support for businesses and employees, including what to do if you are experiencing financial distress. COVID-19 Update. The COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand is part of the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).The first case of the disease in New Zealand was reported on 28 February 2020. New Zealand has a 4-level COVID-19 Alert System. 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