Covid-19 Pacific Update for April 8

1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver updates the coronavirus situation across the Pacific.

Join the 6pm team as they bring you the latest news from here and overseas
Daily at 6pm on TVNZ 1

Get more at:
On Demand –
Facebook –
Instagram –
Twitter –

In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • “Cry No More” Performed by Heather Konar (An MIT Community Vigil)
  • Vaccine Summit Raises $8.8 Billion to Immunize 300 Million Children, Support Fight Against Covid-19
  • New coronavirus spikes in California, Arizona, Utah l ABC News
  • Leave a Comment