COVID-19 media conference — 8 April 2021

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

Media conference

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.


  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Watch the media conference.

Prime Minister's media conference at 2:30pm

Prime Minister's media conference — 8 April 2021 (external link)

Update on cases for 8 April

There is one new border-related positive COVID-19 case, in a worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility.

The worker returned a positive swab after being tested on Tuesday.

The person returned high CT values which can mean it is either early on in their infection, nearing the end, or the case is historical. An urgent repeat test is being carried out today to give health officials a better understanding of this person’s infection. Whole Genome Sequencing will be carried out.

Further to the 1 new border-related COVID-19 case from the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility, there are 19 new positive COVID-19 cases in managed isolation to report today.

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