Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country's first Covid-19 death, announced today, is "devastating news" for the country.
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has barrelled past 10,000, a figure that makes an extension of a national lockdown almost certain.
Four days into the national lockdown Kiwis are still confused about the rules and how strict the "stay at home " message is.
Thousands of people flying into Australia have begun being shuttled to makeshift quarantine facilities across the country as Australia turns to law-and-order to fight the novel coronavirus.
President Donald Trump says he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as the number of cases crossed 2000 nationwide.
Reports of online anti-Chinese sentiment relating to the Covid-19 pandemic are worrying top Government officials, who are pleading with New Zealanders to "be kind to each other".
New Zealanders are among the passengers on a cruise ship near Panama on which four people have died and at least two have tested positive for coronavirus.
Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the US coronavirus crisis pleaded for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as the sum of known US infections climbed well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead.
People travelling in and out of Mosgiel in their cars on Saturday morning could do so only after being questioned by police.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Southern District Health Board area has risen to 59, making it the region with the most cases per head of population in the country.
There are 83 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, taking the country's total to 451, two of whom are in critical condition.
Kiwis suffering from cabin fever will be looking to the end of the first week of April for any clues they could be house-bound for longer than four weeks.
Italy's coronavirus death toll has passed the 9000 mark as the country's number of confirmed cases eclipsed the total in China where the virus first emerged.
Lincoln University has confirmed that one of its students has tested positive for Covid-19, with another of its students at probable risk of having the virus.
As people settle into a new way of life in their Covid-19 lockdown bubble it is clear not everyone is following the rules.
Upmarket Australian department store chain Myer has announced it will temporarily close all stores for at least four weeks from Sunday, and stand down 10,000 staff without pay.