COVID-19 situation reports: January to May 2020

Publication date: 14 August 2020

These situation reports (SitReps) were prepared by the Ministry of Health to provide advice, evidence, and policy from the health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This release covers a total of 110 SitReps, issued daily between 21 January 2020 and 8 May 2020. The SitReps are grouped by month created and are in date order. 

Some information has been withheld pursuant to the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:

  • section 6(a) – to protect the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand
  • section 6(b)(i) – where making available of that information would be likely to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by any international organisation
  • section 6(c) – where making available of that information would be likely to prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial
  • section 9(2)(a) – to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons.
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