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Update – 14.04.2020

Tēnā koe,
Please find below the latest updates and key messages related to COVID-19 responses from the government, community and press.
This daily update is prepared by the Pouawhina within Pouwhakarae to keep our team and partners informed. Please forward on to your contacts.
Ngā kōrero hou

  • 19 new cases (15 confirmed 4 probable cases)
  • 546 cases have now recovered (75 increase from yesterday)
  • 1349 total COVID-19 Cases
  • Ministry of Health recognises a need for more prevalent testing in Maori communities and is looking at ways to increase this.
  • The Ministry of Health is looking at centralising services to deliver PPE
  • The government will release information on what level 3 may look for communities this week including business guidelines and frameworks for reopening of any services
  • Grant Robertson will release further information on Wednesday on the budget response for COVID-19
  • The Prime Minister has reaffirmed the commitment to maintain the lockdown for the duration of the four weeks

Whakautu ā-hapori
Prepare Pacific is a recently launched website supported by Counties Manukau Health, Auckland District Health Board, Waitematā District Health Board and Northland District Health Board which aims to create accessible COVID-19 content for Pacific communities – Whilst the website is not directly intended for Māori communities – Many of the resources created by the group are accessible for our people, reducing the jargon around medical/scientific terms and creating easily understood resources for our whanau.

Link below:

https://preparepacific.nz/what-were-fighting/what-is-coronavirus/

Ngā rongo kōrero

Article by Geoffery Rice on COVID-19 and Māori Communities
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120880013/coronavirus-mori-have-every-reason-to-be-concerned-about-the-pandemic

Launch of Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora channel – Māori Medium Education Channel
https://www.teaomaori.news/its-kura-your-own-home-mauri-reo-mauri-ora

Daily Update by Uruta – National Māori Pandemic Group
https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MjQxMzQ/Dr-Rawiri-Taonui-%7C-Covid-19-Update-for-M%C4%81ori-12-April-2020-%7C–%7C-Overall-Decline-in-New-&-Active-Cases;-Rate-of-M%C4%81ori-&-Pacific-Increase-is-Lower-than-non-M%C4%81ori/Pacific

Positive Signs in Infection Rates for Māori Communities
https://www.teaomaori.news/positive-signs-ethnic-covid-19-data-830am-newsbreak

Development of a Ngāti Hine COVID-19 Testing Station
https://www.teaomaori.news/ngati-hines-new-covid-19-testing-service-great-community

Ngā mihi nui,
Jett Sharp & Deane Ngatai-Tua
Pouawhina | Pouwhakarae
Auckland Emergency Management | Auckland Council