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No COVID-19 positive results from Auckland sentinel community testing

Testing of more than 400 members of the public at two locations in Auckland on Saturday has returned no positive results. 

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Update on transfer of St Margarets residents to Waitematā DHB

A further nine residents from St Margarets Hospital and Rest Home in Te Atatu are temporarily transferring to Waitematā District Health Board today.

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COVID-19 sentinel community testing undertaken in Auckland

A total of 300 people have provided swabs for COVID-19 testing at two sentinel community testing locations in Auckland today.

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Waitematā DHB to assist with temporary transfer of St Margaret residents

Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) will assist with the temporary transfer of up to 20 residents from St Margarets Hospital and Rest Home in Te Atatu to help the facility...

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120 Māori community health workers to be deployed to assist with COVID-19 response

Up to 120 new community health workers will support whānau wellbeing during and post the COVID-19 outbreak as part of a partnership between the Northern Region DHBs (Northland, Waitematā, Auckland...

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A tribute to the late Levapolo Seupule Mupopo Siaosi Tiava'asu'e

Waitematā DHB today extends its condolences to the Samoan community and the family of respected matua (elder) Levapolo Seupule Mupopo Siaosi Tiava'asu'e, who died peacefully on Easter Sunday morning.

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Hospital EDs are open for business despite COVID-19

As we enter the Easter holiday, district health boards have issued a reminder that hospital Emergency Departments remain open to provide care to patients despite the COVID-19 lockdown.

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New Website for Pacific Communities to Fight COVID-19

A new website dedicated to providing information for Pacific communities across New Zealand is being launched today to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Māori and Pacific COVID-19 testing boosted with new centres

The number of Māori and Pacific people being tested for COVID-19 is set to significantlyincrease with the opening of two new community testing centres in South Auckland.

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Waitematā DHB sets aside entire hospital building to care for COVID-19 patients

Major changes have been implemented at North Shore Hospital in readiness for the arrival of any patients who are unwell enough to require hospital-level care due to COVID-19.

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