5 May 2020

Live: Covid-19 updates from NZ and around the world on 5 May

6:38 pm on 5 May 2020

As Covid-19 spreads around the world, it can be daunting keeping up with the information. For RNZ, our responsibility is to give you verified, up to the minute, trustworthy information to help you make decisions about your lives and your health. We'll also be asking questions of officials and decision makers about how they're responding to the virus. Our aim is to keep you informed.

There have been more than 2600 approvals for inter-regional travel on compassionate grounds since the country went into lockdown.

Of those, 1768 were approved under alert level four and a further 895 under level three. 255 applications were denied.

The National Crisis Management Centre is responsible for inter-regional travel.

Exemptions include supporting a minor who needs urgent care, supporting a person in a critical or terminal condition and the need to support a person with exceptional health or care needs.

  • If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP - don't show up at a medical centre

Look back at RNZ's live Covid-19 blog for 5 May:

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