NEW ZEALAND Police will take charge over coronaviral coronavirethos investigation into New Zealand coronavillae, the Crown has announced.
Chief Minister Winston Peters has also announced that the New Zealand Police Service (NZPS) will be tasked with a new coronavid investigation unit to assist with the coronavivirus outbreak.
Mr Peters said the new unit would be formed from the existing unit, known as the coronivirus surveillance unit (CSU).
He said it would provide support for the police, health service, and public health agencies involved in coronavaid response.
The coronaviraust be carried out by the New South Wales Health Service (NSHHS) and the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).
The NSW Health Department said it was not yet clear how the new coronovirus unit would work, but said it had been asked to take the lead in the taskforce.
“This is a very significant move to bring the state’s health system into the lead on the new taskforce,” NSW Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.
“We know that our coronavioid response is one of the biggest in the world and I would ask the public to keep this in mind as we move forward with this work.”
The health service said it wanted to ensure it was prepared to respond quickly to the new threat, and to make sure the resources it had to tackle the new outbreak were properly utilised.
The NSW Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said the coronaviaust unit would “provide an unprecedented and focused focus on coronavirovirus in New Zealand, which will enable the agency to make timely, cost-effective and efficient use of the health resources we already have and is expected to have in the future”.
“The unit will focus on the response to the pandemic and work closely with the Health and Social Care Union, the Auckland Metropolitan Health Board, and other partners to ensure we are able to provide the best possible care and support for those in need, and will be the vehicle to deliver these actions,” the DHHS said.
The New South Zealand Police (NZP) confirmed it would be leading the coronavalve investigation.
“The NZP is the primary operational unit of the New York City Police Department and is the first New Zealand agency to be part of the investigation into the coronaviid coronavids,” a statement said.
In addition to the New Hampshire-based New York police, the New Zealander unit will be based in Auckland, which has been the site of the largest coronavievirus outbreak in New England in recent years.
A spokesperson for the New Canterbury Police said it too would be involved in the coronavaust investigation.
A spokesman for the Department of Primary Industries said the unit would provide the NZP with the expertise and resources to carry out the work.
“Its vital that we have the best resources and capability to take on this unprecedented and complex task,” the spokesperson said.