Covid-19: 12,028 new cases and 59 deaths

The Ministry of Health is reporting 12,028 new cases of Covid-19 that have been reported in New Zealand in the week to midnight on Sunday, and a further 59 deaths... Read More

Covid-19: 1739 new cases, 65 more deaths

During the last week, there have been 11739 new cases of Covid-19 reported and 5682 reinfections. There are 247 cases in hospital as of midnight Sunday and six... Read More

Covid: Still global threat but no longer emergency

The World Health Organisation says that Covid-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency, marking a symbolic end to the devastating coronavirus pandemic that... Read More

Calls to to “de-prioritise” Covid-19 for most

It is time to "de-prioritise" the response to Covid-19, which will now be no worse than the flu for the majority of the population, an epidemiologist says. University... Read More

Fourth wave of Covid is here, says epidemiologist

Epidemiologist Michael Baker says that the country is experiencing its fourth wave of Covid-19 infection and warns people to stay vigilant. He says it's not... Read More

Cabinet to consider relaxing last restrictions

Cabinet ministers will today consider whether to relax the few remaining Covid-19 restrictions with an announcement expected this week. Most pandemic rules were... Read More

Covid-19: 11,258 new cases, 76 further deaths

There have been 11,258 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the past week and 76 further deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Of the new cases,... Read More

Unknown future of Covid-19 leave scheme

There is still no decision on the fate of the Covid-19 Leave Support Scheme, with Government officials saying discussions are ongoing. The scheme was introduced... Read More

Covid-19 update: 13,880 new cases, 79 deaths

There have been 13,880 new cases of Covid-19 over the past week, the Ministry of Health has reported. The seven-day rolling average of community cases is 1979... Read More

Trial begins for combined Covid-19 and flu vaccine

A Wellington medical company is running a trial of a combined vaccine for both flu and Covid-19. P3 Research managing director Richard Stubbs believes the combined... Read More

Covid-19: XBB.1.5 variant detected in NZ

The XBB.1.5 variant of Covid-19, also known as 'Kraken', has been detected in New Zealand, says the Ministry of Health. Whole genome sequencing results... Read More

Covid-19 response award for frontline workers

The government has confirmed the groups of frontline workers to receive a Covid-19 Response Recognition Award, a specific acknowledgement of the service given... Read More