Livestream: Dr Bloomfield provides COVID-19 update after case of infectious disease reportedly detected in Auckland

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has provided an update on COVID-19 in a rare Sunday media stand-up at 1pm.

It came as the New Zealand Herald revealed a letter from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, advising that a person has been diagnosed with a notifiable, infectious disease. The obtained document did not specify whether the disease is COVID-19.

The letter, written on Saturday, said another person is considered to be a close contact and may become ill and infectious to others. 

The recipient was advised that the close contact must self-isolate at home until receiving a clearance letter, the NZ Herald reports.

Get all the information on New Zealand's latest community case here.

Watch the press conference above.