Covid-19 coronavirus: Ashley Bloomfield calls press conference, letter revealed

Director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will front a Covid-19 press conference today. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield will front a Covid-19 press conference at 1pm.

It comes as the NZ Herald obtained a letter from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, advising that a person has been diagnosed with a notifiable, infectious disease.

The letter says that another person is considered a close contact and may become infectious to others.

It advises the recipient of the letter that this close contact needs to self-isolate at home until receiving a clearance letter.

The Ministry of Health is refusing to comment, or confirm any details.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service said it would not comment until after the ministry’s press conference.

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