INDEPENDENT NEWS

Response To Coronavirus Totally Inadequate

Published: Sat 29 Feb 2020 12:33 PM
The response to passengers who were travelling on EK450 - the flight the first passenger in New Zealand to have a confirmed case of Coronavirus was travelling on has been entirely inadequate, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.
“National has been contacted by a passenger who was on the flight who developed a cough after landing.
“He called Healthline asking whether he should go to the hospital for a check-up. He was told not to worry if his temperature is under 38 degrees. He was also advised to take Panadol which would lower a temperature.
“He was told that he would not need to self-isolate and could go to work on Monday. He has chosen to go into isolation anyway.
“The advice he has received is inconsistent and his causing him more stress and anxiety than is necessary.
“Health Minister David Clark should be directing his officials to track down everyone who was on that flight. It’s extraordinary that someone with flu like symptoms on this flight hasn’t been told to self-isolate.
“The Minister should be providing consistent public reassurance to prevent panic - it can no longer just be left to officials.”

Next in New Zealand politics

Freshwater package backed by comprehensive economic analysis
By: New Zealand Government
Todd Muller announces shape of next Government
By: New Zealand National Party
Timeline For Moving To Level 1 Needed
By: Business New Zealand
On National’s Day Of Reckoning
By: Gordon Campbell
Jobs budget to get economy moving again
By: New Zealand Government
Law Setting Up Legal Framework For Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Passes
By: New Zealand Government
PMs Jacinda Ardern & Scott Morrison Announce Plans For Trans-Tasman COVID-safe Travel Zone
By: New Zealand Government
Support For Arts And Music Sector Recovery
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand Joins Global Search For COVID-19 Vaccine
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Unveils Its Candidate List For The 2020 Election
By: Green Party
NZ COVID Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing
By: Ministry of Health
Deep Concern At Hong Kong National Security Legislation
By: New Zealand Government
Strongest Ever Water Reforms Mean Swimmable Rivers Within A Generation
By: Green Party
Importance Of Horticulture Recognised In Government’s Freshwater Decisions
By: Horticulture NZ
Nitrogen Fertiliser Poisoning Of Rivers To Face Cap, Says Greenpeace
By: Greenpeace
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media