The Ministry of Health and Civil Defence are giving their latest updates on the national response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
New Zealand's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will provide the number of new and probable cases of COVID-19 in the country. On Thursday, he announced 78 new cases, taking Aotearoa's total to 283. Twenty-seven people have recovered from the virus.
Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, will also speak, likely about the nationwide lockdown.