Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will this morning provide an update on the next steps in the Government's Covid-19 response and recovery plan.

She is giving the update from the Beehive Theatrette at 10am.

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The Cook Islands government yesterday said a quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand should be announced within a week.

But Ardern wouldn't be drawn on dates, saying any indication of a timeline is purely speculative.

"The Prime Minister spoke to the Cook Islands Prime Minister yesterday to convey that she has asked officials to work on timelines for reopening with realm countries," a spokesperson for Ardern said.

"There are no set dates yet, and any speculation at this stage would be very premature. The number one priority will continue to be the safety of both New Zealand and Realm countries. No one wishes to be responsible for Covid entering into the Pacific."

Cook Islands deputy prime minister Mark Brown said they had been in discussions with New Zealand authorities to progress a travel air bridge between the two countries, with the latest conversation occurring last night.

Yesterday there was one new case of Covid-19 in a managed isolation facility.

The woman, who arrived from Pakistan, tested positive on day 12 of her stay in isolation in Christchurch.