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NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Covering Couple of Questions & Government Announcement

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Covering Couple of Questions & Government Announcement Kia ora all. In my last few posts, I’ve asked that you add any questions you may have regarding COVID-19 into the comments, and lots of you did. So, in today’s update, I’m going to be covering off a couple of them, along with giving you some more information on the Government announcements made today. As always, forgive the length of this post! Many of you are in different parts of the country but trying to get home. We’ve been keeping an eye on demand and space on flights and ferries between the North and South Island, and we know people have struggled to get tickets. We’ll make sure these keep running till midnight Friday to give people the chance to get home, but I do want to highlight again that this is so people can get home for self isolation. Our Minister of Transport Phil Twyford announced extra support for the aviation sector to ensure New Zealanders continue to have access to imp

PM Jacinda Ardern Important Update on Corona Virus 2020

PM Jacinda Ardern Important Update on Corona Virus 2020 Hi Everyone. I know most of you will have seen the news already about the next moves on COVID-19, but here’s a written version just in case you didn’t. As you will have seen, on Saturday I announced that New Zealand would be adopting an alert system in order to prepare our country for the impacts of COVID-19 and I placed us at Alert Level 2. This is a situation that is moving at pace. In order to protect the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, we must move at pace, too. That is why this morning Cabinet met to discuss the next actions our Government needed to take in order to protect our country from COVID-19. Cabinet agreed that effective immediately, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 - Restrict. After 48 hours - the time required to ensure essential services are in place - we will move to Alert Level 4 - Eliminate, at 11.59pm on Wednesday. Once New Zealand moves to Level 4, we’ll remain there for a

PM Jacinda Ardern taken further steps to protect New Zealand from COVID-19

PM Jacinda Ardern taken further steps to protect New Zealand from COVID-19 You’ve probably heard that today we’ve taken further steps to protect New Zealand from COVID-19. Below is an update on what this means for you and your family. As usual, if you have questions, please add them in the comments and I’ll do my best to address them in my next update. In the meantime, head to for the most up to date information. A warning: it’s another long post. I’ll go into more detail below, but there are four things I wanted to draw your attention to this evening: 1. From 11:59pm tonight (Thursday), all non-residents and non-citizens will be effectively stopped from boarding a plane to New Zealand. New Zealand citizens and residents, their partners and their children will be able to return home, but tourists or temporary visa holders such as students or temporary workers will not be able to enter New Zealand 2. On Monday, we announced gatherings and event

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delivers an important update on COVID-19 | Must Read

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Press Briefing on Covid-19 Another long but important update on COVID-19. You may have seen that today we announced a range of major steps to further protect the health of New Zealanders and reduce the threat of transmission of COVID-19. Below is what I said at the announcement, but if you’re short on time, the top things to note are: 1. We have increased New Zealand’s border restrictions. This now means that anyone entering New Zealand from any country aside from the Pacific Islands (listed below) is required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This decision will mean New Zealand will have some of the widest ranging and toughest border restrictions in the world. 2. We also announced a temporary ban on all cruise ships coming into New Zealand. This will be in place from midnight tonight until at least 30 June 2020. 3. New border restrictions apply to people, not products. We will be working to ensure we keep freight routes open fo