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Latest COVID-19 developments in NZ

Jacinda Ardern has warned a tougher approach is on the way.

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."

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Posted on 19-03-2020 13:49 | By

read the article family arrives back from thialand no check at the airport only asked if you are well, no warning, no information on anything, english tourist asked the same says here for 2 weeks touring picked up a brochure, was asked about 14 day isolation no answer just smiled and walked away, the family said they felt more safe in thai land. come on arden whats going on

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Posted on 19-03-2020 09:22 | By Merlin

Not the time to try and score political points but to work together by all parties to combat this virus.