1 Mar 2021

Pasifika communities contribution to fighting Covid-19

From , 6:01 am on 1 March 2021

On the 28th of February 2020, New Zealand's first confirmed Covid-19 case was reported to the Ministry of Health.

There was no manual on how to combat this virus yet New Zealanders rallied to the government's call to go hard and go early setting a global standard on managing the pandemic.

So many communities and community leaders were behind this success.

Including Pasifika who have been at the center of a couple of community outbreaks, bravely taking on the challenge of helping to stop the virus as Sela Jane Hopgood reports.

A Covid-19 testing centre in Ōtara.

Photo: RNZ / Rowan Quinn