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National Health Advisory update on 2019-nCoV - 28 January 2020

The National Health Coordination Centre has been activated in response to the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.  The objectives of the response are;

  • to identify and investigate cases/clusters of novel coronavirus and to apply appropriate infection control measures to prevent its spread
    • to detect cases/clusters of 2019-nCoV infection and prevent transmission in high risk settings (i.e., hospitals)
    • to apply infection prevention and control practices to minimise the transmission risk of respiratory infections, including infections by 2019-nCoV
    • to prevent sustained outbreaks of 2019-nCoV in the New Zealand community.


Hours of operation are currently 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, weekend cover arrangements will be advised later in the week.

NHCC Contact information;



Response Manager/National Coordinator

Operations (Border) 04 816 3431

Operations (Health) 04 816 3484

Logistics 04 816 2378

PIM 04 816 3993

Intelligence 04 816 3909


Planning 04 816 3915

Please use the generic NHCC emails as listed above.

National Teleconference A national teleconference will be held today, Tuesday 28th January at 1530 hrs to provide you with an update on the current situation, the Ministry’s activities communication going forward and any key issues.

Dial in details are as follows;
Dial:                        083038
Conference code:        2867446164

Please follow the usual national teleconference procedure and have one dedicated spokesperson per organisation and keep your phones on mute unless you are speaking.  If you join the teleconference after it has started please do not introduce over the top of the current speaker.



Last updated : Monday, April 06, 2020

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