Latest COVID-19 developments in NZ
As the COVID-19 crisis worsens with 20 confirmed cases, the government is set to announce more restrictions on mass gatherings shortly.
This week, when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern banned crowds of more than 500, she warned a tougher approach is on the way.
Yesterday, she said an announcement on mass gatherings would be made in the next 24 hours.
She has already indicated events such as funerals and weddings will be affected as the situation escalates.
Later today, the Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield expects to announce more confirmed cases of COVID-19.
He told Morning Report the ministry would expect to see more cases coming from overseas.
"I have no doubt there will be more cases and that's what we would expect at this time."