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Dear Ministry of Health,

Please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within
the Ministry of Health in New Zealand describing the isolation of a
SARS-CoV-2 virus directly taken from a symptomatic patient of CoVID-19
where the sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic
material not limited but by way of example monkey kidney cells, Vero
cells, liver cancer cells thereby eliminating contamination as a positive
possible alternative source of sampling. Please note isolation is used in
the normally understood meaning of the word "the act separating a thing
from another". Should your routine viral culture techniques not satisfy
the parameters stated in my question please limit your response to the
specificity of my question.

Yours faithfully,

DG

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Kia ora 

 

Thank you for your email. The Ministry of Health is closed from Wednesday
23 December 2020 to Monday 11 January 2021. We will respond to your email
when the Ministry reopens. Thank you for your patience. 

 

Emergency services and health information 

o if you are in an emergency situation, please dial 111  
o if you require health advice or information, please call the
general Healthline number free 24/7 on 0800 611 116.  

  

COVID-19 information  

o for information on COVID-19, including the latest updates, please go
to [1]covid19.govt.nz  
o for information on managed isolation, including exemptions from
managed isolation, please go to [2]miq.govt.nz  
o if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please
contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested
(if you are on holiday, do not wait until you return home to get
tested) 

  

Mental health helplines  

If you require [3]mental health assistance please contact one of the
following free national helplines:  

o 1737: free text 24/7. Trained counsellors can offer support for
addiction issues, as well as advice on mental health  
o the National Depression Helpline: free call 24/7 on 0800 111 757, text
4202, or online at [4]depression.org.nz  
o Lifeline: free call 24/7 on 0800 543 354  
o Samaritans: free call on 0800 726 666. Confidential, non-religious,
and non-judgmental support 

  

Ngā mihi 

 

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [5][email address]
 

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Kia ora

Thank you for your request for official information received on 06 January 2021 for:

"Please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within
the Ministry of Health in New Zealand describing the isolation of a
SARS-CoV-2 virus directly taken from a symptomatic patient of CoVID-19
where the sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic
material not limited but by way of example monkey kidney cells, Vero
cells, liver cancer cells thereby eliminating contamination as a positive
possible alternative source of sampling. Please note isolation is used in
the normally understood meaning of the word "the act separating a thing
from another". Should your routine viral culture techniques not satisfy
the parameters stated in my question please limit your response to the
specificity of my question."

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202100078.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will endeavour to respond to your request no later than 15 February 2021, being 20 working days after the day your request was received.

Please note, the three weeks between Christmas Day and 15 January 2021 do not count as working days. For more information, please refer to the following website: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

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

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

From: DG <[FOI #14406 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 6 January 2021 9:21 pm
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Covid-19 isolation

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within
the Ministry of Health in New Zealand describing the isolation of a
SARS-CoV-2 virus directly taken from a symptomatic patient of CoVID-19
where the sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic
material not limited but by way of example monkey kidney cells, Vero
cells, liver cancer cells thereby eliminating contamination as a positive
possible alternative source of sampling. Please note isolation is used in
the normally understood meaning of the word "the act separating a thing
from another". Should your routine viral culture techniques not satisfy
the parameters stated in my question please limit your response to the
specificity of my question.

Yours faithfully,

DG

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Kia Ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act) on 6 Janurary 2021 for:

 

“Please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within

the Ministry of Health in New Zealand describing the isolation of a

SARS-CoV-2 virus directly taken from a symptomatic patient of CoVID-19

where the sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic

material not limited but by way of example monkey kidney cells, Vero

cells, liver cancer cells thereby eliminating contamination as a positive

possible alternative source of sampling. Please note isolation is used in

the normally understood meaning of the word "the act separating a thing

from another". Should your routine viral culture techniques not satisfy

the parameters stated in my question please limit your response to the

specificity of my question.”

 

The infromation you have requested is publicaly available here:
fyi.org.nz/request/14170/response/53128/attach/4/H202008345%20Response.pdf

 

Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to
review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [email address] or by calling 0800 802
602.

 

 

Ngâ mihi

 

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [email address]

 

 

 

 

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