8 May 2020

As it happened: Covid-19 updates from NZ and around the world

6:00 pm on 8 May 2020

Two new cases of Covid-19 were reported today, while the government dumped hundreds of documents related to the virus.

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One of two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed today was a nurse who has been caring for St Margaret's cluster patients.

Director of Public Health Caroline McElnay said today's two new Covid cases takes the combined total of confirmed and probable cases to 1490.

There were no new deaths recorded today.

Meanwhile, the government released more than 300 documents - some dozens of pages long - which are now available to read on the government's official Covid-19 website.

  • 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

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