COVID-19: Science news

Information on the latest science and technical advice on COVID-19.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health has seen high interest in all aspects of the virus from not only the scientific and health community but the general public as well.

Kōrero Pūtaiao | Science Chat

Science Chat will provide regular, high-level updates on different aspects of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Science Updates

Variants Update

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can undergo genetic mutations that occur naturally over time or from other pressures. These are known as variants. These updates provide information on variants of the virus that are of interest or concern.

15 June

4 June

Disclaimer: The information available on this page is intended to provide scientific updates relating to COVID-19 to the public. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available in these updates at the time of publishing.

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