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World Health Organisation assisting with mystery virus

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Regional health experts have been called in to support Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health with a mystery virus circulating in Rarotonga.

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Dengue reaches Mangaia

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Dengue has now spread to three of the Pa Enua – Mauke, Aitutaki and the latest island Mangaia, according to a dengue report published on Tuesday. All three islands have one probable case of type-two-dengue.

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Village health clinics to close as government prepares for vaccination rollout

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Most puna clinics will close for about 10 weeks from May 10 for staff to assist with the vaccine rollout, says Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health (TMO).

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Get vaccine to protect others: Dr Maoate

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Young Cook Islanders are being urged to get the Covid-19 vaccine to help protect their mama, papa, aunties and uncles.

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Mystery virus raising alarm

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

As a mystery virus continues to baffle public health officials, residents are expressing concern over Government’s response.

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Concerns over border opening

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

The May 16 two-way quarantine free travel announcement brings mixed feelings; people are pleased that businesses will receive the much-needed boost but are concerned it’s putting the health of Cook Islanders on the line.

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NZ officials assisting with travel bubble preparation

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Preparations for a travel bubble with New Zealand are continuing and Prime Minister Mark Brown says Government is continuing its work to be ready by the beginning of next month.

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Covid-19 alert level system linked to NZ

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Prime Minster Mark Brown says the country is tracking well to prepare for a potential travel bubble with Aotearoa as the country’s Covid-19 alert system is overhauled to align it with New Zealand’s.

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Health ministry monitoring mysterious virus

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

An unidentified virus is spreading amongst residents, while the dengue outbreak continues to also put stress on the healthcare system with increased hospitalisations.

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Government receives $20m from NZ for Covid-19 economic response

Thursday 22 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

The Cook Islands government has confirmed $20 million it received from their New Zealand counterpart will go towards the Covid-19 Economic Response Plan (ERP).

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Working together to keep us Covid-safe

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health

The Cook Islands Red Cross Society has signed an important memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cook Islands Ministry of Health as both organisations face the fresh challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic brings to the country.

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Covid-19 tracing app available for download

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health

The Cook Islands contact tracing app is now available for download for residents with a smartphone.

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Questions over health recruits

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Reports of issues with recruiting overseas health specialists to help alleviate a staffing shortage at the Ministry of Health is raising concerns over the country’s Covid-19 health preparedness in advance of a potential two-way travel bubble with New Zealand.

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Govt must reveal Covid-19 vaccine details: Opposition

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

People need reassurance on the Covid-19 vaccine and exactly when it will begin rolling out, says the Opposition party.

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Covid mass testing lab won't be ready when country 'opens for business'

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Health, In Depth, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown's date for a two-way travel bubble on May 1 will come before the country has a rapid Covid-19 testing system.

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Covid-19 tracing app ready by end of April, Chamber of Commerce says

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

While Prime Minister Mark Brown’s government says the Cook Islands will be “open for business” by May 1, the Chamber of Commerce says the long awaited and required contact tracing app will be ready for download well before then.

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Dengue suspected in Aitutaki

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, Outer Islands

Cases of the virus are now suspected in two outer islands while an outbreak continues to grow on Rarotonga.

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Two freezers enough to hold local Covid-19 jabs

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health

An ultra-cold freezer purchased in 2006 will be used to store the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines when they are made available to the Cook Islands, reports Caleb Fotheringham.

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Ultra low temperature freezers ‘ready’

Tuesday 30 March 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands Government has purchased ultra low temperature freezers to store Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

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New public health expert appointed

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora Health ministry has brought in a public health specialist whose duties will involve monitoring the measures put in place or being put in place to deal with Covid-19, non communicable diseases and mental health.

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