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  #2441550 19-Mar-2020 18:14
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Press release:

 

 

The Government has reinforced its commitment to protecting the health of New Zealanders from COVID-19 through the cancellation of indoor events with more than 100 people. 

 

“Protecting the health of New Zealanders is our number one priority, and that means we need to reduce the risks associated with large gatherings,” Health Minister David Clark said.

 

“On Monday the Prime Minister announced gatherings and events of 500 or more people outside should be cancelled. Today we are extending that advice to gatherings of 100 people indoors.  

 

“These measures don’t apply to workplaces, schools, supermarkets or public transport.

 

“We know this has specific implications for the hospitality sector. We will work with the sector over the next 24-36 hours to develop guidance.

 

“The Ministry of Health has produced guidance to help people understand this direction, but if in doubt cancel. Making sure we put in place social distancing rules is one of the most important things we can do to protect the public. 

 

“Large gatherings and events are a high risk environment for the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, because people often behave in ways that facilitate transmission at these events. 

 

“People share food or drinks, sit or stand very close together for long periods of time and may cough or breathe on each other.

 

“Just because you don’t have 500 or 100 people doesn’t mean you can ignore appropriate hygiene measures. For any gathering or event you need to ensure people can stay further than one metre apart, and have the ability to wash and dry their hands thoroughly. 

 

“Regardless of the size of a gathering, if someone is unwell, they shouldn’t attend.

 

“Anyone who has returned from overseas and needs to be in self-isolation must also stay away from gatherings. There shouldn’t be any grey area around this – if you’re meant to be in self-isolation, you don’t go to any gathering or event. 

 

“Workplaces should, where practicable, practice physical distancing, with people no closer than one metre. 

 

“In workplaces where physical distancing isn’t possible, workplaces should look at other measures which can be used to protect staff, such as working from home,” David Clark said.

 





 

 

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  #2441551 19-Mar-2020 18:15
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They learned not to use "midnight".

 

Closed borders from 11.59 pm tonight.





 

 

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  #2441552 19-Mar-2020 18:15
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Border now shut.

That’ll be interesting.





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  #2441553 19-Mar-2020 18:16
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This should've been done last Sunday.





 

 

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  #2441554 19-Mar-2020 18:18
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Geektastic: Border now shut.

That’ll be interesting.

 

Except all but 2? Cases were kiwis returning home anyway. Who are still allowed to.


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  #2441556 19-Mar-2020 18:24
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Oblivian:

 

Geektastic: Border now shut.

That’ll be interesting.

 

Except all but 2? Cases were kiwis returning home anyway. Who are still allowed to.

 

 

 

 

The thing is whether there will be planes flying in for all of them. The flight prices could be pricey. Upto 80,000 people is a lot, that also need to self isolate.  


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  #2441557 19-Mar-2020 18:24
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freitasm:

 

This should've been done last Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Indeed. I fear we will come to regret the five day delay.


 
 
 
 


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  #2441558 19-Mar-2020 18:25
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Students in UoA Engineering department being tested, close contacts asked to self isolate.


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  #2441559 19-Mar-2020 18:28
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mattwnz:

 

The thing is whether there will be planes flying in for all of them. The flight prices could be pricey. Upto 80,000 people is a lot, that also need to self isolate.  

 

 

So what is it. Still lots of people still coming in (there's really not since Sunday), or none will because its too expensive and no flights (have been pointing that out)? Can't claim it both ways.


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  #2441560 19-Mar-2020 18:30
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For the last guy under the big stone for accepting the truth:

 

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  #2441561 19-Mar-2020 18:31
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Oblivian:

So what is it. Still lots of people still coming in (there's really not since Sunday), or none will because its too expensive and no flights (have been pointing that out)? Can't claim it both ways.



Yip. And of the that 80,000 the majority are overseas residents (like me) who will hunker down and not return to NZ

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  #2441567 19-Mar-2020 18:35
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Oblivian:

 

mattwnz:

 

The thing is whether there will be planes flying in for all of them. The flight prices could be pricey. Upto 80,000 people is a lot, that also need to self isolate.  

 

 

So what is it. Still lots of people still coming in (there's really not since Sunday), or none will because its too expensive and no flights (have been pointing that out)? Can't claim it both ways.

 

 

I don't know if the government has any plans to get them back if they can't afford to, or charter  planes if they aren't flying. 

 

 

 

It looks like they are also concerned that the 600,000 NZers currently living in Australia may try to come back, as the PM has said they should remain in Australia, and it is in everyones best interests they stay put

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12318284

 

I wonder if there maybe an influx of people still wanting to come back, and whether they may have to do something to stop it in coming days weeks, as there is now community transmission in Australia, but no sign there is in NZ.


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cddt:

 

Students in UoA Engineering department being tested, close contacts asked to self isolate.

 

 

Source? Can't find any mention of this. 




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  #2441573 19-Mar-2020 18:39
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DjShadow:

 

The New Zealand border is now closed (with exemptions) 

 

 

finally! better late than never.





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  #2441574 19-Mar-2020 18:41
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cddt:

 

freitasm:

 

This should've been done last Sunday.

 

 

Indeed. I fear we will come to regret the five day delay.

 

 

better late than never.

 

now we only need to worry about our own residents.

 

the kid that got the Dunedin school shut down was actually sick when he went to school after being in contact with dad who came back from Germany.

 

the majority of the cases so far are residents bringing it back.





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