SAO PAULO, 12.mai.2020 - Equipe de médico, enfermeiros e fisioterapeutas cuidam de pacientes críticos da Covid-19 na UTI do hospital Vila Nova Cachoeirinha, na zona norte de São Paulo

Covid Challenges : NZDF Helps Niue

The New Zealand Defence Force says that, upon request by the government of Niue, it is sending a team of civilian doctors, nurses, and defense personnel as an outbreak of COVID-19 hits the territory.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Niue is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Niue reported its first confirmed case on 9 March 2022. On 9 March 2022, the country reported its first case of COVID-19 as the result of travel from New Zealand. On 1st July, five passengers on a flight from New Zealand carrying 118 passengers tested positive for COVID-19. In response, Niuean authorities tested the other passengers and launched contact tracing to identify close contacts of the infected individuals. New Zealand Defence Force announced on Wednesday that, it had flown a team of civilian doctors, nurses and defence force personnel along with personal protective gear to the pacific island Niue to help with the country’s COVID-19 outbreak.

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