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Face masks included in Covid-19 law

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The country’s ongoing response to Covid-19 was front and centre at the last Parliament sitting for the year.

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Committing to the Cook Islands Promise

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation are encouraging people join them in making “your Cook Islands Promise”.

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New community case in NZ, Cook Islands alert level unchanged

There will be no change to Cook Islands’ alert level or border settings at this stage, despite a new Covid-19 community case in New Zealand connected to what has been called the November quarantine cluster.

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False alarm: PM clarifies returnees won’t require quarantine on arrival

Supervised quarantine will not be reinstated for passengers arriving on today’s flight following confirmation that the first Covid-19 case in Samoa was not a New Zealand case of community transmission.

Changing the face of men’s health: Growing ‘mos’ to save bros

A significant increase in the number of men getting their health checked is a positive sign they are taking seriously the men’s health campaign message – “Get yourself checked”. George George, a driver of the “Movember” movement, says Dr Rangiau Fariu is striving to keep up with the appointments. “It is good to see and […]

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Covid-19 tests on low supply

Health officials say a global shortage of Covid-19 testing equipment has affected their ability to receive new supplies, but a new testing lab slated for completion in the next few months will improve capabilities.

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Businesses on board with CookSafe

Business people around Rarotonga are urged to contact the Private Sector Taskforce CookSafe team if they are having issues with their CookSafe contact-tracing system scanner.

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Health praises returnees for their honesty

Te Marae Ora health ministry has publicly thanked the two returnees who have been placed in quarantine after last Friday's flight for their honesty.

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Returnee in quarantine cops ‘unwanted criticism’

A parent of one of the returnees who has been put in quarantine is disappointed with Te Marae Ora health ministry’s public response on the matter.

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‘Be in charge of your health’- Free checkups coincide with World Diabetes Day

There are 1600 diabetic patients, mainly adults, in the Cook Islands, says Te Marae Ora health ministry.

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Health boss ‘resigns’

Concerns raised over sudden resignation of Secretary of Health amid Covid-19 crisis.

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Three arrivals from Friday's flight placed in quarantine

The placing of three arrivals in supervised quarantine on Friday has prompted the Opposition to renew its calls for mandatory supervised quarantine for all incoming international visitors.

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Health secretary resigns, will vacate position in February 2021

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health Secretary Dr Josephine Aumea Herman has tendered her resignation.

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Hospital death referred to coroner

The ingestion of Epsom salt as an alternative medicine are being looked at as the potential cause of death of a Rarotonga man, who recently returned from Auckland.

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Cook Islander receives $300k grant to lead study on psychology

Auckland-born Cook Islander and university lecturer, Dr Sam Manuela has been given funding for research into Pacific psychology.

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New community Covid-19 cases in NZ lead to travel bubble uncertainty

Both governments are monitoring two new community Covid-19 cases in NZ that could affect talks on a travel bubble.

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Local youth among world’s heaviest, study finds

An international study paints a stark picture for youth in the Cook Islands, who are found to be among the most overweight in the world.

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Supporting the drive for men’s health

The Cook Islands Prostate Cancer Foundation has received a timely boost in their drive for men’s health in Rarotonga.

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‘Failing and outdated’ public health laws need a makeover, health secretary says.

Public health laws are critical to the physical, mental, social and economic wellbeing of individuals and the community and the Public Health Act 2004 just doesn’t cut it, says Health Secretary Dr Josephine Aumea Herman.

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