COVID-19 media conference — 21 April 2021

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

Media conference

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.


  • Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins
  • Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay

Minister Hipkins will provide an update on the Government’s vaccine rollout, and Dr Caroline McElnay will give an update on yesterday’s airport worker case.

Watch the media conference.

Update on cases for 21 April

There are no new cases in the community to report today. The border worker announced by the Ministry of Health yesterday has been officially included in today’s numbers.

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since yesterday.

Update on today's cases from the Ministry of Health (external link)

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