As it happened: Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield, Head of MIQ Brigadier Jim Bliss provide COVID-19 update

The Director-General of Health and Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Brigadier Jim Bliss will provide an update on New Zealand's COVID-19 response.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Jim Bliss are scheduled to speak to media from the Ministry of Health's Wellington headquarters at 1pm on Friday afternoon.

The press conference comes after COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins revealed border workers who refused to get the coronavirus vaccine would be removed from frontline jobs.

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