March 23, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: COVID 19-Update
BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has announced that we are now at Alert Level 3.
In 48 hours, we will be at Alert Level 4 in complete lockdown.
Current alert Level 3: Restrict
New Zealand is now at Level 3 to stop and eradicate COVID-19.
More information will be coming soon.
People over 70 years of age, people who have compromised immunity or people who have underlying respiratory conditions should stay at home as much as they can.
At-risk people include:
Those over 70: Older people often have underlying health issues, including respiratory issues that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.
People with medical conditions: Underlying medical conditions can make you more vulnerable to COVID-19. In particular, people with respiratory conditions, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), heart conditions, high blood pressure, kidney problems and diabetes.
People undergoing a treatment for cancer and blood conditions: As treatments for cancer and blood conditions affect people’s immune systems, this makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Pregnant women: Health experts do not yet know if pregnant women are impacted by COVID-19 in the same way as other people. However, pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that may increase their risk from some infections.
People without easy access to healthcare
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For some of New Zealand’s communities, other aspects of their lives may mean they are also at risk. This includes:
Residents of aged care facilities: Aged care facilities are susceptible to rapid transmission of viruses like this. Residents are more susceptible to illnesses due to their age and they are also more likely to have underlying health conditions.
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