General public health advice available on novel coronavirus

Media Release 30 January 2020 |Public health advice regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is available on the Ministry of Health website.

From today, 2019 N-CoV has been classified as a notifiable illness.

Updated public health advice on the Ministry’s website advises people who have recently been to Wuhan or Hubei province, that they should self-isolate for 14 days.

This includes people who may have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus.

The Ministry of Health is continuing to work closely alongside DHBs and Public Health Units around the country.

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