Coronavirus: Three more coronavirus cases confirmed

Publish Date
Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:47PM

There are three more cases of coronavirus in Wellington and Dunedin.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed the new cases were in Wellington and Dunedin.

A Wellington man in his 30s and his father aged in his 70s had recently returned from the United States. Neither requires hospital care.

They came to New Zealand from Los Angeles on Saturday 14 March.

The Dunedin case also recently returned from overseas, Bloomfield said.

This is a man in his 40s who came from Germany.

wo relatives are also in self-isolation as they are showing possible symptoms. One is a student.

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Earlier today the Government unveiled a $12.1 billion support package for the New Zealand economy, with almost half of the cash to be spent on a wage subsidy package for all coronavirus-impacted businesses.

Those full-time workers eligible for the package will receive $585 per week from the Government, paid in a lump sum package of just over $7000 covering a 12-week period.

The Government is also raising benefits by $25 a week, starting April 1, and doubling the Winter Energy Payment.


This article was originally posted by NZ Herald and reproduced here with permission.