COVID-19 media update, 8 June

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08 June 2020

There will be no Health media conference today, Monday 8 June. See the written update at No active cases of COVID-19.

The Director-General of Health attended today's 3 pm media conference at the Beehive. You can view the livestream of that conference below.

The next Health media conference will be tomorrow Tuesday 9 June, 1 pm.


Today the Ministry of Health is very pleased to report no active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Questions from journalists.

  • Why has there not been a 48-hour window for Alert Level 1?
  • Timetables on borders.
  • How did the Prime Minister and the Director General celebrate 0 active cases?
  • Does this change the threshold for opening borders and travel tunnels?
  • How hard are we going to fight for the elimination strategy?
  • Can businesses be sure we are never going back to Level 4?
  • Will New Zealand implement mask use?
  • The Prime Ministers response to a report
  • When will the government stop paying for people to go into quarantine at the border?
  • Should New Zealand increase border restrictions?
  • What is the latest update on managed isolation facilities – QT Hotel?
  • Have you ever signed off on a foreign embassy be accessed in New Zealand?
  • Are restrictions still capable of being enforced by police?
  • How does the government now look at Public Health?
  • Anything the Prime Minister is looking forward to doing at Level 1?
  • With the relaxation of social distancing, is there any advice around hongi?
  • What date is New Zealand looking at for a Trans-Tasman bubble?
  • How long can New Zealand’s economy cope with Level 1 restrictions?
  • Why did KiwiRail spend money on foreign bids?
  • Will David Clark remain as Health Minister?
  • Will businesses be required to display QR codes?


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