As it happened: Ministries of Health and Education give New Zealand coronavirus update

  • Updated
  • 18/03/2020

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Ministry of Health Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield gave another update on COVID-19  at 1pm on Wednesday.

He was joined by the Ministry of Education's Secretary of Education Iona Holsted.

It was confirmed that New Zealand now has 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus - a jump of eight from the previous day.

One of the cases was a student at Logan Park High School in Dunedin, which has now been closed until at least Friday.

Watch the full press conference above.