11 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Sniffle, cough, dry throat? Stay home, Health Ministry says

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 11 March 2020

If you've got a slight sniffle, a croaky cough or a tickly throat - stay home. That's the clear message from the Ministry of Health, despite the fact there have been no new confirmed or probable cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

Health officials insist that the country's best chance of stamping out the virus is to do what many are reluctant to do - stay away from work or school if you're sick.

RNZ reporter Sarah Robson has more.