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LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES FROM PNBHS

What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. There are simple steps you can take to protect you and your family/whānau.

Current Situation in New Zealand
New Zealand has 589 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. For a summary of the current status see the NZ Ministry of Health current cases page. With continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low.

There are currently restrictions on who can enter New Zealand. Travellers who have arrived in New Zealand within the last 14 days are being asked to self-isolate. See Self-isolation to find out more.

If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4 – Eliminate

These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. Nationwide, New Zealand is currently at Level 4 – Eliminate. This means that it is likely that the disease is not contained.

NEW ZEALAND COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL SYSTEM

COVID-19 Alert Level System
Alert Levels

COVID-19 HEALTH ADVICE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC – NZ MINISTRY OF HEALTH

COVID-19 Health Advice for the General Public
Symptoms of COVID-19
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
• a cough
• a high temperature (at least 38°C)
• shortness of breath.
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. However, infections with mild symptoms such as cold-like symptoms or no symptoms are likely, but it’s not known how common this is.

How to protect yourself and others
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
• Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
• Wash your hands with soap and water often.
• Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
• Stay home if you feel unwell and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Call Healthline 24/7 on 0800 358 5453 if you need to speak to someone.
Visit health.govt.nz/covid-19 for more information

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