The Ministry of Health has addressed Jacinda Ardern's concerns about public events this weekend by urging the public to remain cautious and practice good hygiene.
Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday morning she was concerned about the public's safety at Pasifika Festival and the Christchurch terror attack memorial which are on this weekend.
The Ministry of Health has responded to her concerns about public safety during the coronavirus outbreak.
It said the events are fine to go ahead for now but need strong health measures in place.
"Large scale public events can proceed, but it's up to organisers to ensure people can practice good hygiene at the event, and up to everyone who attends to ensure they don't put others at risk by attending if they are unwell."
The ministry said they are working with event organisers at Pasifika to ensure there is information about COVID-19 at the event, but people need to take care.
"People need to take responsibility for not spreading illness; if you have a temperature or cough or cold then stay at home and don't attend," the ministry said.
"Those attending should follow the advice around regular handwashing and appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette."
The Ministry of Health said they will be constantly reviewing the advice if the situation on coronavirus changes.