Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order (No2) 2020
From: Mr M Bell
Dear Chris Hipkins,
I am writing to you regarding the Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order (No2) 2020
1. I would like to know the information you used to make the amendment. Specifically what information, statistics and scientific data made you decide to include COVID-19 under “infectious diseases notifiable to a medical officer of health” and “quarantinable infectious diseases” (Part 1 and Part 3)
2. By what standard is a disease qualified under each Part(Parts 1,2 or 3) in Schedule 1
3. What standards were used to classify COVID-19 under Parts 1 and 3 and how did it meet those standards
4. What standards were used to classify Influenza under Part 2 and how does it meet those standards 5. What advice you received from the Executive Council and what information, statistics and scientific data that advice was based on.
Mr M Bell
From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Thank you for taking the time to write to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for
COVID-19 Response, Minister of Education, Minister for the Public Sector
and Leader of the House. We are receiving a significant amount of
correspondence at the moment and, although your email will be carefully
considered and noted, it is not possible to respond to each individual
For the latest updates on COVID-19, we encourage you to regularly check
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Please remember to take care, and be kind. We have beaten COVID-19 before,
and we can do it again.
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the
Public Sector | Leader of the House | MP for Remutaka
From: Haylee Isaacs
Kia ora Mr Bell
On behalf of Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response, thank you
for your Official Information request.
The information requested appears to be more closely associated with the
functions and responsibilities of the Ministry of Health. Accordingly I am
transferring your request to the Ministry of Health under section
14(b)(ii) of the Official Information Act 1982.
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review this decision to transfer your request for information.
From: OIA Requests
Kia ora M Bell
Please find attached a response to your official information act request.
For further information relating to your queries, please refer to the
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
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