Countries must take appropriate steps to eliminate Covid-19

Countries must take appropriate steps to eliminate Covid-19

Geneva, March 25, 2020 The pandemic continues to take a massive toll not just on health, but on so many parts of life. Yesterday, the Government of Japan and the International Olympic Committee took a difficult but wise decision to postpone this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. I thank Prime Minister (Shinzoe) Abe and the members of the International Olympic…

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Despite inconvenience, we must obey the lockdown regulations

Despite inconvenience, we must obey the lockdown regulations

Wellington March 26, 2020 The enormity of the government’s task in defining the scope of the national lockdown has been highlighted by the confusion over what constitute essential services to be permitted to remain open. After to-ing and fro-ing on whether the likes of The Warehouse could remain open, or liquor stores continue to trade or whether home deliveries of…

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Returning New Zealanders will be tested for Covid-19

Returning New Zealanders will be tested for Covid-19

Nation goes into lock down mode at 1159 pm tonight (March 15, 2020) Venkat Raman Auckland, March 25, 2020 Alert 4 means people must stay at home for the next four weeks State of Emergency declared Public Health Act and Epidemics Notice in place Police to patrol streets, guard supermarkets Parliament adjourned until further notice But Business Committee chaired by…

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