COVID-19 news

APRIL 2021

9 April Crew member under investigation on ship

MARCH 2021

11 March Vaccine rollout plan confirmed

10 March Good start to COVID-19 Immunisation Programme in Taranaki

9 March Govt purchases enough Pfizer vaccines for whole country

4 March COVID-19 Immunisation programme starts in Taranaki


18 February Taranaki back in Alert Level 1

18 February No confirmed COVID-19 cases for Taranaki

15 February Taranaki DHB in full response mode to latest COVID-19 cases

15 February Taranaki moves to Alert Level 2

15 February Latest positive COVID-19 cases

12 February New Zealand’s first COVID-19 vaccine to arrive earlier than expected


11 December Bluetooth upgrade to NZ COVID Tracer app to boost contact tracing while protecting privacy


19 November Additional testing to strengthen border and increase safety of workers

10 November COVID-19 vaccine progress encouraging


23 October COVID-19 testing available over Labour Weekend

21 October COVID-19 contacts return negative test results

19 October No new COVID-19 cases in Taranaki

18 October Taranaki DHB helping with positive Auckland COVID-19 case who travelled to New Plymouth


29 September New COVID-19 testing campaign targets regional travel


12 August Taranaki hospital care will continue in Alert Level 2

JULY 2020

31 July COVID-19 testing update

JUNE 2020

29 June PPE supplies secured as COVID-19 response focuses on border

24 June New COVID-19 testing strategy to keep New Zealand safe

17 June Compassionate exemptions temporarily suspended

12 June COVID-19 testing continues in Taranaki despite low demand

11 June Visiting now back to normal at Taranaki DHB

MAY 2020

20 May NZ COVID Tracer app released to support contact tracing

1 May Taranaki hospitals settle into Alert Level 3

1 May Flu vaccination strongly recommended during COVID-19

APRIL 2020

27 April Probable COVID-19 case takes Taranaki’s total to 16

26 April New COVID-19 case for Taranaki

24 April Taranaki DHB prepares to transition to Alert Level 3

22 April COVID-19 – Get tested in Taranaki. Early detection saves lives

20 April Taranaki DHB encourages accessing medical services during COVID-19

17 April Taranaki DHB committed to increasing COVID-19 testing in the region

8 April Taranaki’s doctors and nurses are prepared for COVID-19 response

7 April Taranaki DHB praises community for COVID-19 vigilance

1 April COVID-19 cases continue for Taranaki

MARCH 2020

31 March Taranaki has 13 people confirmed with COVID-19

28 March First confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalised in Taranaki

27 March Temporary no-visitors policy now in place at Taranaki DHB

27 March Sporadic cases of COVID-19 throughout Taranaki

26 March Fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Taranaki

22 March Two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Taranaki, brings total to four

22 March Temporary changes to visiting, outpatient services and planned surgeries at Taranaki DHB

19 March Protect friends and whānau in hospital – stay home if you are unwell

19 March New Zealanders advised not to travel overseas

19 March Taranaki has two confirmed cases of COVID-19

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