Coronavirus Update

The Ministry of Health provides updated information on its website daily at midday

The spread of the novel coronavirus, originating in Wuhan City, China, is being closely monitored by Auckland Regional Public Health Service and the Ministry of Health.

The virus can cause acute respiratory infection ranging from mild to severe. Most of the infected people have had mild to moderate illness.

Anyone with fever or difficulty breathing, and who, in the last two weeks has been –

• to mainland China
• in close contact with someone diagnosed with the novel coronavirus,

should not present unannounced to any medical facility but call the dedicated number 0800 358 5453 (Interpreters are available).

Travelers who have been to mainland China in the last 14 days should read the Ministry of Health’s advice on self-isolation.

You can find further advice on the Ministry of Health website.