24 June 2020
The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, provided an update to the media today at 1.30pm.
There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today.
Questions from journalists:
- Can you categorically rule out any community transmission?
- Out of that number let out, did anyone test positive?
- What does Dr Bloomfield make of Todd Mullers comments this morning?
- Why were guests at the IBIS hotel been given notice to stay in their rooms?
- If someone tests positive in Rotorua or Christchurch, where will they be going?
- Are those facilities ready to go now?
- Are there concerns around the one person not returning calls?
- What’s the threshold for moving someone to a managed isolation/quarantine facility?
- Can you talk about why certain protocols were not applied?
- Were proper protocols applied to any application after June 9?
- Are there concerns around the way people were transported to Rotorua?
- With the high demand for testing, what is the advice for members of the public?
- Is the current level of public testing still sustainable?
- What are the protocols when people arrive at facilities?
- How do health staff oversee people come off planes?
- With that record number of testing, are people feeling nervous that COVID could be out in the community?
- Do we have enough CBACs?
- Some people have been told they may have to wait up to 8 days for a result, is that quick enough?
- Has there been a relationship breakdown between the Director General and the Minister of Health?