COVID-19 media conference — 18 February 2021

Watch the COVID-19 media conference with government officials and ministers at 1pm.

Media conference

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.


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

Watch the media conference.

Update on cases for 18 February

Today we are reporting 3 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation.

There are no new cases in the community outside of the 3 cases announced yesterday.

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

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