COVID-19 media update, 30 July

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30 July 2020

The Ministry of Health Chris Hipkins and The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, provided an update to the media today at 1pm.

Read the media release here.

View the video of the update below.

Topics covered in questions from the media included:

  • The Heron Report findings and next steps for implementing recommendations
  • The COVID-19 case in South Korea and testing of close contacts in New Zealand
  • COVID-19 testing numbers and work being done to increase testing rate
  • Health workforce in New Zealand.


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