LIVE: PM gives update on Covid-19 response

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving an update on the second day of a Covid-19 lockdown and will announce further support for workers and businesses affected.

She will also provide an update on personal protection equipment used by health professionals on the front lines.

This comes after some nurses have threatened to stop working, fearing a lack of equipment will expose them to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield told reporters this afternoon that the Government will be circulating appropriate advice on personal protection equipment (PPE).

This will be on the Ministry of Health's website later today.

"All stones are being turned over to make sure there are enough PPEs for all healthcare workers in New Zealand," he said.