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Number of Covid-19 cases still rising in Canterbury

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:06
Three new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Canterbury over the past 24 hours, bringing the region’s total to 49.
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13 new cases in the South

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:59
The Ministry of Health has revealed 13 new cases in the South today bringing the total number to 83.
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Moscow orders partial lockdown

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:37
Muscovites will only be allowed to go out to buy food or medicines at their nearest shop, get urgent medical treatment, walk the dog, or take out the bins. Photo: Reuters Authorities in the Russian capital announced a partial lockdown, ordering residents to stay at home from Monday in their toughest move yet to slow the spread of coronavirus after the number of official cases in Moscow passed the 1000 mark.
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Physically distant 'Driveway Drinks' rained out - but spirits still high

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:35
Robert Read with his partner Bree Shaw and son Slade Forward-Read. Photo: Supplied An event to keep people in a Christchurch neighbourhood connected during the lockdown was rained out on Sunday, but it hasn't dampened Robert Read's spirits.
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Mayor: aroha and support needed now

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:19
Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan. Photo: ODT files Central Otago District Mayor Tim Cadogan is appealing for people in the region to be supportive and show aroha to those who are ill with Covid-19.
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Live: Covid-19 update after first NZ death yesterday

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:53
The Government is set to provide an update on its response to Covid-19 at 1pm and will reveal the number of new cases.
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Live: Covid-19 update after first NZ death yesterday

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:52
The Government is set to provide an update on its response to Covid-19 at 1pm and will reveal the number of new cases.
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Security beefed up at petrol station to stop 'drive-offs'

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:13
BP 2go Halswell has brought in new security measures. Photo: Barry Clarke A Christchurch service station has now made it impossible for thieves to steal fuel.
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Happy hour in Oamaru

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:51
PHOTO: GUS PATTERSON Residents of Walbrook Cres in Oamaru took their chairs and headed out to their front lawns for a "happy hour" on Saturday.
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Supermarkets face scrutiny as Govt looks to relax Easter rules

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:41
The Government wants to ensure that supermarket supply chains, pricing, and customer and staff welfare are all up to scratch. Photo: Getty Images Supermarkets are set to open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday as the Government places extra scrutiny on their behaviour and pricing.
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PM backs families battling to keep seniors in bubble

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:33
The Prime Minister says those over 70 need to listen to their children and stay home for the duration of the lockdown. Photo: Getty Images People over 70 and those with underlying health conditions were the first to feel the brunt of the lockdown, being told to stay home four days before the rest of the country - but some aren't taking notice.
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Arthur's Pass closed after truck crash

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:28
Part of a major Canterbury road that connects the east and west coasts has been closed after a truck crash.
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'We may need to stay in level 4 longer' - Bloomfield

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:12
Just how long the country stays under complete lockdown depends on whether or not more coronavirus cases arise still.
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Popular lockdown app raises privacy concerns

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:11
Image: Houseparty Popular video calling app Houseparty breaches its users' privacy, and tighter government controls are needed, experts say.
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'We may need to stay in level 4 longer' - Bloomfield

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:11
Just how long the country stays under complete lockdown depends on whether or not more coronavirus cases arise still.
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Almost 'zero' cases needed to ease lockdown - UC researcher

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:03
New Zealanders should prepare for a "new kind of normal". Photo: Geoff Sloan A Canterbury University researcher behind some of the modelling helping the Government fight Covid-19 thinks the rate of new cases needs to drop to almost zero before it is safe to ease restrictions.
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Kiwis will face 'new normal' when lockdown ends - researcher

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:44
New Zealanders should prepare for a "new kind of normal". Photo: Christine O'Connor A researcher behind some of the modelling helping the Government fight Covid-19 thinks the rate of new cases needs to drop to almost zero before it is safe to ease restrictions.
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Backpackers hold massive party in spite of lockdown

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:43
Police were called last night to a backpacker party involving up to 60 people in a Queenstown park.
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'60-person party' near Qtown backpackers

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:39
Police were called last night to a backpacker party involving up to 60 people in a Queenstown park.
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Help for Aussie workers, public gatherings cut

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:25
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images The wages of Australian workers will be subsidised by the federal government to keep people employed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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