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On 22 January 2020, Te Marae Ora activated the national health emergency response and Incident Management System (IMS), in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in China, that has now spread to other parts of the world. The IMS consists of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Rarotonga Hospital and Event Surveillance and Response (ESR) room at Public Health, Tupapa. The National Health Emergency Taskforce (NHET) is active.
The Cook Islands has established COVID-19 as a notifiable disease under Schedule 2, of the Public Health Act (2004).