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Hopes for border to open in mid-October

Wednesday 15 September 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, Local, National

The Cook Islands border is to remain shut until there has been 14 days of zero community transmission in New Zealand, which a University of Canterbury Covid-19 researcher says could occur by October 6.

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Vaccination mandatory for tourists 12 years and over when border reopens

Tuesday 14 September 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

All future visitors to the Cook Islands aged 12 years and older need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced.

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Vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds ‘benefits’ community

Wednesday 8 September 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Cabinet is set to discuss vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds while a health specialist says vaccination will benefit the wider community.

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Emergency department returns to hospital

Tuesday 7 September 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health announced on Monday emergency health services will be moving back to Rarotonga Hospital.

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Fisher emphasises correct use of defibrillator

Tuesday 7 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

Recognising the important of both CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) has been emphasised by the Water Safety Cook Islands president Brent Fisher.

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Cooking programme encourages healthy living

Friday 3 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

A cooking programme centered around healthy nutritious meals started yesterday with the hope of taking a few steps forward in raising a happy and healthy population.

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Two hospitalised as RSV cases rise to 14

Thursday 2 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

With temperatures dropping and the Respiratory syncytial virus making its way around the island, the urge for flu vaccinations has increased, with many members of the public flocking to the vaccination stations to get their shots.

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Unvaccinated guests now unwelcome at Rarotongan

Wednesday 1 September 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

One of the Cook Islands’ largest resorts, The Rarotongan will now only accept fully vaccinated guests, says its managing director Tata Crocombe.

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Highly contagious RSV on the rise in Rarotonga

Monday 30 August 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Seven more cases of the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been reported by Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health, bringing the total number to nine, Caleb Fotheringham reports.

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Cabinet to decide today on alert level change

Monday 30 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands Cabinet will decide on Monday whether to extend or ease the current Alert Level 2, which has halted inbound passenger flights for two weeks so far.

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"Highly contagious" respiratory virus recorded as public encouraged to get flu jabs

Friday 27 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health has confirmed in Rarotonga two cases of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) - a highly contagious virus with ‘cold and Covid-like symptoms’ that infects the lungs and breathing passages.

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‘Delta scare’ gets people tagging in

Friday 27 August 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

The number of people tagging in has increased dramatically after the re-emergence of Covid-19 in New Zealand, says the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce.

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Taking health service to villages

Thursday 26 August 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National

Sixty women attended the breast and health check evening on Tuesday at the Avana Sunday School in Ngatangiia.

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TMO track down persons of interest

Wednesday 25 August 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Health, National

Police, Secretary of Health Bob Williams and Te Marae Ora staff have attended a Covid-19 related compliance incident but are reluctant to provide specific details.

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‘Spend money here instead of sitting at home’ - Visitors extend stay

Wednesday 25 August 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Health, National

Kiwi tourists Yusuke Inui and Chane Berghorst have put Covid-19 blues behind them with an extended break on Rarotonga.

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Two families in quarantine

Tuesday 24 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Following the contract tracing and testing of Kiwi visitors, two separate groups have been placed in managed isolation and quarantine at Edgewater Resort and Spa.

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Over 96 per cent of eligible population fully vaccinated

Tuesday 24 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health has completed its Covid-19 national vaccination programme, with 96.7 per cent of the population fully vaccinated.

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Alert Level 4 extended for NZ until midnight next Tuesday. Cook Islands remains Covid-19 free.

Monday 23 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

With Covid-19 community cases climbing in NZ, the Cook Islands remains at Alert Level 2 with a halt on incoming passenger air travel until at least Friday.

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Repatriation of residents in NZ on the cards, government says

Saturday 21 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands Cabinet will this weekend decide whether or not to extend the current Alert Level 2 status as well as continued suspension of inwards flight arrivals.

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Contact tracing facilities a must at social events

Friday 20 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

The organiser or host of any indoor or outdoor events or social gatherings, which will have 10 or more people in attendance, must notify Te Marae Ora Health Ministry of their event prior to the event taking place.

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