Infectious diseases expert Dr Siouxsie Wiles has spoken with the Herald's Focus Live presenter Will Trafford about coronavirus and what you need to know to stay safe.
Wiles has answered your questions and queries about Covid-19 below.
Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator, well known to many Kiwis for her clear explanations of scientific topics and her bright pink hair.
She is based at the University of Auckland, where she heads up the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab, combining her twin passions to understand infectious diseases and to find new antibiotics.
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