Coronavirus Outbreak

Friday 7 February 

The Coronavirus has had devastating effects in China and other parts of the world.  The damage to some business sectors (like tourism and international education) has been colossal and will spread wider.  Almost every aspect of our lives will be affected, even if this threat blows over in the short term.

What do we do?  We need to be pragmatic and well-informed, without panicking.  Below are website links which could help you and your business tackle this issue:

NZTE – Information for Exporters – https://www.nzte.govt.nz/coronavirus

MFAT – Information for Travellers –  https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/novel-coronavirus-china-2019-ncov

Ministry of Health – Health Advice – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

World Health Organisation - Advice for Public – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Businesses to gear up for outbreak – https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/119254427/businesses-told-to-gear-up-for-a-coronavirus-outbreak-here