The prime minister reaffirmed his commitment to a further Pfizer vaccine agreement with Spain, a number of visitors to Auckland Hospital, fearing nurses, and a Maori leader called for a new approach to the Rangatahi vaccine.
- Today there are 13 new cases in the community, all in Auckland.
- There are 2 new cases in administrative isolation today.
- Thirty-five people are in Auckland’s hospitals with Covid 19, five in ICU, three on ventilator.
- There are now 868 cases of community outbreaks, 264 cases have been cured.
Spain supplies 250,000 additional vaccine doses to New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed in a briefing at 1pm today that more than 250,000 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine are now on their way to New Zealand.
The vaccine from Spain left Madrid at 1am (NZT) and was due to arrive in New Zealand tomorrow morning, Arden said. These are extra for scheduled meals.
This is the first of two deals and the second was an even bigger order.
The assurance of extra food means the country’s vaccination program can continue until more supplies arrive, Ordner said.
He said there were a number of factors that led to Spain being selected for the supplements, including the importance of where the meals were prepared, so that they could be found in New Zealand beaches.
He said there was a pre-existing relationship which meant that the conversation was possible.
Order – There is no reason to delay the ‘overall’ plan to reconnect.
Arden said the plan to reopen New Zealand to the world has not changed in light of the Delta situation, but there could be some delays.
The government announced plans to keep the border at risk as early as 2022 early last month, but Michael Baker, an epidemiologist at the University of Otago, warned this morning that a variety of Delta outbreaks could be delayed by months. Is Gave birth to a national lockdown. Only five days later.
Baker said there were several reasons for the delay in reopening, but the most obvious was limited resources. With so much effort to fight the plague, there will be little time left to try new ways of doing things.
“Of course the second big change, do I think the countries we’re going to connect to the most now have different deltas?”
But Arden said the government’s plans had not changed this afternoon.
“I think what we’ve always said is within the framework of the risk that we always have to be able to adapt to different situations of concern.
“I think there’s been an assumption that somehow our reopening plans have changed dramatically. I’d say that’s not the case. We just have to build, as I say, the Delta. The effect is that we risk the profile but we always have room for it. “
She said there was nothing to delay the overall timetable, but she was less clear about the domestic isolation trials starting in October.
The nurses’ association fears the number of visitors to Auckland’s hospitals.
Hundreds of visitors are being allowed to visit Auckland DHB hospitals daily, despite the area being on high alert level due to the Delta outbreak.
The New Zealand Nurses’ Organization (NZNO) said it was ridiculous that DHB had the softest visitor policy of any DHB in the country, despite the growing threat in Auckland.
The NZNO was raising concerns about the visitor’s conflicting policies as well as the visitor’s misbehavior, including refusing to wear a mask and joining groups.
WorkSafe is now involved, and the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has said it will include health and safety representatives in further decision-making.
NZNO Acting Nursing and Professional Services Manager Kate Weston said. From nine to noon Even other DHBs in the Auckland area had strict visitor policies.
He said ADHB’s policy was “completely illogical in view of the size of the hospital and the number of people coming through it”.
“It’s actually causing people to break their Level 4 alert bubbles, so there are a lot of reasons why it’s not a good decision and putting patients and staff at risk through such a free policy.”
“Then when they leave, another group passes. So that’s a big risk.”
The NZNO and other unions called for national consistency around visitor rules.
The test of close contact at Middlemore Hospital was negative.
Test results from 149 patients and staff at Middlemore Hospital returned negative for Covid 19 when a person who entered the hospital over the weekend was found to have the virus.
The results of the 3-day test included three patients who were at high risk of contracting Covid 19.
Fellow patients spent hours in the small ward with the man, who was initially admitted to a section of the hospital for low-risk people with Covid 19 but was later diagnosed with the corona virus.
County Manukau Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pete Watson said there was no suspicion of any case as a result of what happened Sunday. Morning report..
More than 80 patients and 29 staff were possibly exposed.
He said the tests were for hospital patients and staff who were at work, while those who had been discharged and needed to be isolated were being followed by the Auckland Regional Public Health.
They will have a total of 5 days of tests, 12 days of tests and daily symptoms.
‘We need to do something different’ – Maori leader
A Maori leader has said that a different approach is urgently needed to attract young Maori for the Kovid 19 vaccine.
Figures released by the Ministry of Health show that M ماori are still lagging behind in vaccine development, with the largest difference being in children between the ages of 20 and 34.
In Manurewa Marae, whānau have been coming in for injections for weeks, and the number has been steadily rising since the lockdown.
But chief executive Natasha Kemp said he was facing an obstacle: gaining color.
“We can see him, he’s not coming, he’s not trying to get the vaccine, so we have to do something else around him,” he said.
“I think it also seeks out important Rangatahi leaders who are in our communities, and brings them together to say we need to do something different.”
According to figures released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 34% of people in Europe or other categories have now been fully vaccinated.
But for Maori, it was only 21 percent.
Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson said the vaccine was not a good start for Maori.
“I’m already on the record. [associate health minister Peeni] “We could have done better in the beginning,” he said.
He said that Rangatahi was always going to be a difficult group, and the campaign was going on, the government was working with a range of Mori providers.