Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare. Photo: RNZThe State of National Emergency has been extended for another seven days due to the coronavirus pandemic. Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare said early this afternoon extending it ensures the Government has all the powers needed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Each week, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black will provide the minister with advice on whether the State of National Emergency should be extended again. The country was put in a National State of Emergency on March 25 for at least seven days.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 30, 2020 23:48 UTC