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COVID-19 media update, 26 May

Posted: 26.05.2020

The Ministry of Health provided an update on the COVID-19 response at 1.00pm today (26 May).


  • Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield

View the livestream video below


Once again, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

Questions from journalists:

  • How is New Zealand looking at a vaccine?
  • How long could a vaccine take?
  • When will see community sports return?
  • When will vaccines development be further looked at?
  • Should we be extending the period of quarantining people entering the country?
  • Technical issues with the app
  • Heading into winder, should we be concerned about a rise in COVID-19 cases?
  • Flu vaccines 
  • What was the biggest challenge of the response?
  • Exemptions and health advice
  • Rheumatic Fever 
  • Further testing