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Dr Ashley Bloomfield awarded his home town Lower Hutt's top accolade

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has been awarded his home town's top accolade.

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The Director-General of Health has been gifted the Mayoral Citation by Lower Hutt’s Mayor. Source: Breakfast

In a ceremony last night in Lower Hutt's town hall, Dr Bloomfield was gifted the Mayoral Citation.

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry said Dr Bloomfield was chosen for the award because of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic alongside the wider health sector.

There are now 1180 people who have been confirmed with Covid-19 in New Zealand after two new cases yesterday.

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The Director-General of Health was recognised for his fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: 1 NEWS

There are now 18 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, all of who are in managed isolation or quarantine.