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Dengue likely to have no effect on potential travel bubble, government says

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Increasing number of confirmed and suspected dengue cases will not affect the timeline of the two-way quarantine free travel with New Zealand.

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Improve dengue prevention measures, Opposition MP says

Thursday 18 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

As dengue fever continues to spread around Rarotonga, one Member of Parliament says the government needs to step up efforts to prevent outbreaks to protect public health.

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Health facing staff shortage

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora health ministry is looking for more medical staff to fill vacant positions currently being advertised.

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CookSafe ‘better than’ NZ Covid-19 Tracer app

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

CookSafe is better than New Zealand’s Covid Tracer app because health officials can access data immediately, says Chamber of Commerce chief executive Eve Hayden.

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NZ delegation assists with bubble prep

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

A delegation from New Zealand is in Rarotonga assisting with preparations for two-way quarantine-free travel, which officials said could be in place by the end of March.

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Dengue cases increase

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

There are now 14 dengue type-2 cases in Rarotonga.

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Local Covid-19 tracing app gets Bluetooth upgrade

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Attendees at the Tourism Industry Council meeting on Thursday were frustrated at the lack of information surrounding the opening of the Cook Islands border to New Zealanders.

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Mass cleaning to overcome dengue fever

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

Aimed at halting the current dengue outbreak on Rarotonga, Operation Namu21 continues this week, with the Ministry of Health leading and coordinating a government-wide approach that aims to halt the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.

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Operation Namu launched to address dengue outbreak

Wednesday 10 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

A one-day mass cleaning campaign to remove the breeding places of dengue carrying mosquitos is scheduled for Friday.

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A new leg for dancing

Monday 8 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National

In March 2020, Louisa Maea from the island of Manihiki had her right leg amputated below the knee. She shares her journey of losing her leg and the appreciation she has for the invaluable support from Te Vaerua, the service manager Maine Beniamina and physiotherapist Pare Tangata - whom she now calls her “sisters”.

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New Zealand affirms further health support

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Officials from Cook Islands and New Zealand held more technical and detailed discussions relating to the two-way quarantine free travel, Covid-19 vaccine and further support to strengthen the local health system.

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Dengue outbreak confirmed

Thursday 4 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

Members of the public are being urged to avoid mosquito bites during the daytime - particularly at dusk and dawn – after a new dengue outbreak in the Cook Islands was declared by Te Marae Ora health ministry.

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Health ministry seeks updated personal information

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora has confirmed that the process of updating personal information does not involve gathering individual passport details.

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Supervised quarantine ends early

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Passengers who arrived in Rarotonga last week and placed in supervised quarantined at Edgewater Resort and Spa were released yesterday.

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Williams confirmed Health boss

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Health, National

Newly appointed Secretary of Health says his immediate focus is recruiting to fill in critical vacancies advertised late last year.

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Facility to improve mental health care

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

The Cook Islands Government has allocated $1 million towards improving the quality of mental health services in Rarotonga through the creation of a dedicated facility for those in need.

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Returnees from NZ must quarantine in Rarotonga

Friday 29 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Passengers arriving into the country on Friday from Auckland are required to undergo supervised quarantine, the government has confirmed.

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Officials in NZ for health talks as community cases affect travel plans to Raro

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

As quarantine-free travel for Cook Islands residents gets off to a sputtering start, the country’s top two health officials are in New Zealand to meet their Kiwi counterparts as part of a broad itinerary.

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Dengue-like symptoms prompt fears of mosquito-borne illness

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

Ministry of Health is resuming mosquito block spraying programme following reports of people presenting with dengue-like symptoms in Rarotonga.

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Government responds to latest community Covid case in NZ

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Following a confirmed community Covid-19 case in Northland New Zealand, Te Marae Ora is keeping in daily contact with the New Zealand Ministry of Health and will implement further measures as required if the situation changes.

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