COVID-19 Modelling in February-March

Ryan Potts made this Official Information request to David Clark

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From: Ryan Potts

Dear David Clark,

I request the following information under the Official Information Act 1982:

When was your office first briefed about modelling of the potential impacts of COVID-19 in New Zealand?

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Potts

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From: Hon. Dr David Clark

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Thank you for your email received 5 May 2020 in which you submitted an Official Information Act request to the Hon Dr David Clark.

Pursuant to section 15 (1) of the Act we will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible, and no later than 3 June 2020 being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request within this timeframe, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ngā mihi

Catherine Pearson | Private Secretary, Health
Office of Hon Dr David Clark
Minister of Health

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Please find attached a response to your request for official information
from Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Health.


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[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D433B3.8E157340 Catherine Pearson | Private Secretary,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
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