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Until last month, Kelly Bertrand had worked at the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly for almost all her adult life. READ MORE

The number of confirmed and probable cases has decreased again, with 26 confirmed and 24 probable cases in the past 24 hours – a total of 1210, with 41 people having recovered. READ MORE

According to reporting by Newshub, an announcement is expected today on mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals at the border, in an effort to prevent outbreaks of Covid-19 READ MORE

The Government has extended by two weeks till April 27 the amount of time priority groups, such as health workers and those aged over 65, have to get their flu vaccine before it is made available to the wider public. [Link]

Across New Zealand 120 sites are taking samples to be tested for COVID-19. 68 community based assessment centres (CBACs) have been established to take samples from people with COVID-19 symptoms. Alongside this, 52 other centres including designated general practices, swabbing centres, and mobile clinics are now testing people for COVID-19. [Link]

The Ministry of Education is working with partners to develop a package of options so that students can learn at home when Term 2 begins on 15 April, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. [Link]

Television, the internet and hard copy learning packs are some of the ways whānau and ākonga Māori will be supported when schools and kura return next week while Aotearoa stays the course of Alert Level 4, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis said yesterday. [Link]

Police and military guards could be used to monitor people returning from overseas under new rules to be announced today say Deputy Prime Minister. [Link]

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