Our team has prepared videos about COVID-19 in a variety of languages for ethnic communities. Please share these with your communities and people that might find them useful. It is important for everyone to understand the current situation in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Translations of key information into a range of languages are also available on the government's COVID-19 website.

This set of videos provides an overview of COVID-19 and some tips for keeping healthy.

Return to information in languages other than English.

عربي (Arabic) 粤语 (Cantonese) Française (French)
हिन्दी (Hindi) Indonesian 한국어 (Korean)
普通话 (Mandarin) فارسی (Persian/Farsi) ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi)
Af-Soomaali (Somali) Español (Spanish) اردو (Urdu)

Transcript of the videos in English

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한국어 (Korean) message

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فارسی (Persian/Farsi) message

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi) message

Af-Soomaali (Somali) message

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New Zealand is bravely facing the challenge of fighting COVID-19. Level 4 means we physically isolate from one another and this comes into effect from 11.59pm Wednesday the 24th of March. You and I are important soldiers in this fight, and we have a role to play. For the health/ wellbeing of you, your loved ones and to protect us in New Zealand I am sharing three tips with you.

COVID-19 can spread by community transmission. Break the chain of transmission by staying home and following the advice of the government. Stay home unless it is essential for you to go out. If you go out, adhere to physical distancing. Visiting a friend’s house is not essential, call them or connect with them through the Internet. Physical distancing does not mean social distancing

Follow hygiene practices. Proper hand washing and drying is key to preventing the virus spread. Also, do not touch your face, eyes or mouth if you are unsure of your hand hygiene.

When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow.

Observe Physical distance. This is important in preventing the virus spread. By keeping a distance of 2 meters away from one another you prevent the virus from moving from one human to another.

COVID19 is the official website for the latest information and protection tips. Follow the website and share it with your family and friends. Also, in case you feel any symptoms, do not hesitate to call the Healthline number at 0800 358 5453.

Stay safe, we wish safety and blessings for you, your family and New Zealand.

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