Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a new four-level alert system to combat Covid-19 and advised against any non-essential travel within New Zealand.
Ardern announced an alert system for Covid-19 and said all people over 70 or who have compromised immunity should stay at home as much as possible. She also advised against any non-essential travel within New Zealand.
There were 52 confirmed cases in New Zealand as of Saturday and the Ministry of Health cannot rule out the risk that there has been community transmission.
New Zealand has already closed its border to all travellers except NZ citizens, permanent residents, residents with valid travel conditions and their partners and children.
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- If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs)
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