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The COVID-19 virus and symptoms

Date 1 year ago
What is COVID-19 COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that can affect your lungs and airways. Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses which cause illnesses such…


Date 1 year ago
You will be asked to self-isolate at home if: you have travelled overseas recently been in contact with someone who has recently travelled are a close contact of a person…

Who should get assessed for COVID-19

Date 1 year ago
People with any of the COVID-19 symptoms who are close contacts of confirmed cases, have recently travelled overseas, or been in contact with recent travellers, should get assessed. If you…

Testing data in New Zealand

Date 1 year ago
The Ministry of Health is still recording testing data by region and by ethnicity within regions. This helps us ensure we have an accurate picture of any future spread of…

Getting tested

Date 1 year ago
If you have symptoms and are a close contact of a confirmed case, have recently travelled overseas, or been in contact with recent travellers, call your doctor before getting tested…


Date 2 years ago
How do I identify the symptoms of COVID-19? Symptoms include: fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, sore throat, sneezing plus runny nose, loss of smell. These symptoms do not necessarily mean you…

Advice on self-isolation

Date 2 years ago
COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) has broken out in several countries. If you have departed from one of these affected countries in the last 14 days, or you have been…


Date 2 years ago
Currently, there is no specific treatment for coronavirus. As this is a new virus, there is currently no vaccine available.

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