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The Director-General of Health says some parts of the covid traffic light system could need to be strengthened or adjusted if there's an Omicron outbreak in the community.
The government's due to… Audio
The Director-General of Health says it's not inevitable that the Omicron Covid-19 variant will make its way in to the community.
Dr Ashley Bloomfield is recommending a third vaccine dose before the… Audio
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is defending the timeframe to get Covid-19 vaccinations for children approved and rolled out.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on… Audio
The Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, says the worst-case scenario Covid-19 modelling for when the Auckland border reopens, is 16,000 cases a week during January.
But that the country is… Audio
There's growing anger from Northlanders over delays to funding that have left Whangārei hospital falling apart.
Despite repairs ramping up in the past five years, the hospital roofs leak in heavy… Audio
The Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency isn't ruling out further legal action in its bid to get hold of individual Māori vaccine data.
It's again had its request rejected by the health ministry, a… Audio
Director-General of Health says there was no indication a person who has died while isolating at home with Covid-19 was high risk.
It remains unclear whether the person died from Covid-19 or another… Audio
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the Ministry of Health expects it will take Auckland just over a month before 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Around 70 percent… Audio
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield joins the show as the country's first ever 'vaxathon' takes place with the target of getting a further 100,000 eligible people vaccinated with either… Audio
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says vaccinated people may be able to self-isolate for a shorter period if they catch Covid-19.
It comes as Auckland's Covid-19 Delta variant oubreak… Audio
A Far North District Councillor is pleading for the women who travelled through Northland after crossing the Auckland border to open up about where they have been.
Director General of Health Dr… Audio
The woman who went into hiding after travelling around Northland with an individual who tested positive for covid-19 was symptomatic when found by police.
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield… Audio
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are giving an update on the Covid-19 outbreak. Audio
The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says getting vaccination levels above 90 per cent is the single best tool in New Zealand's Covid-19 toolkit.
Dr Bloomfield says Aotearoa may never… Audio
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says NZ may not get back to zero cases of Covid-19, but vaccination is making all the difference.
"We may not get back to zero," he told Morning… Audio
The government is being asked to hurry up and buy a type of drug that can fire up the immune system of people already sick from Covid-19.
Different from vaccines, Monoclonal antibodies boost immunity… Audio
Covid-19 numbers have taken a bit of a slide today with 15 new cases in the community - all in Auckland.
There are now 970 cases linked to the delta outbreak but almost 400 of those people have… Audio
Level 4 has been extended for one more week, making it the longest stretch any part of the country has been in hard lockdown.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Te Pirimia, Jacinda Ardern… Audio
Delta is changing the country's Covid-19 response and Tuesday's move to alert level 2 for most of the country will be no exception.
From 11.59pm every part of the country except Auckland will move… Audio
Auckland has been put on notice - get testing if you want to get out of level four.
There were just 2600 hundred Covid-19 tests in Auckland on Saturday - a tenth of the numbers early in the lockdown.