The Secretary of Health has called on the community to show their humanity for those in quarantine to determine whether they have Covid-19.

Covid-19: The facts

Saturday March 07, 2020

Amid some of the speculation and misinformation on social media, Cook Islands News has undertaken to provide practical and evidence-based information. Here are some straight questions and some straight answers from the health ministry, Te Marae Ora.

A third person has entered “voluntary self-quarantine” on Rarotonga after arriving in Cook Islands from one of the countries listed in the coronavirus-related travel ban.

Tracking a pathogen

Saturday March 07, 2020

A trail of Covid-19 contacts from Italy to New Zealand to Cook Islands provides a textbook example of international cooperation in tracing the virus. 

A European traveller who had been through coronavirus-stricken Italy was allowed to travel on to Rarotonga, after a mistake at the Auckland airport check-in counter. 

Cook Islands is sending nose and mouth swab tests to New Zealand for advanced testing.

Two banned travellers quarantined

Thursday March 05, 2020

New Zealand is sending a rapid response medical team to Cook Islands to help respond to the Covid-19 coronavirus. 

Run on masks, sanitiser

Wednesday March 04, 2020

CITC says customers shouldn’t panic at not being able to buy any hand sanitiser, amid scenes of reported pandemonium in other countries as coronavirus draws nearer.

Parents and sufferers concerned at ‘lack of urgency’ in responding to dengue.

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