COVID-19 media conference — 17 February 2021

Watch the COVID-19 media conference with government officials and ministers at 4:30pm.

Media conference

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 4:30pm.


  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins
  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Watch the media conference.

Update on cases for 17 February

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in the community, and one new case in managed isolation.

Update on COVID-19 cases from the Ministry of Health (external link)

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