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AUCKiLAND, April 1O: There were no fresh cases of influenza on Motuibi Island up to 2 o'clock this afternoon, and the-position appears to be well in hand.

There are now GO cases on the island, all told. Three of these are serious, and the remainder are doing well. Twenty are convalescent, their temperature having been normal for three or four days. Of the two nurses who contracted the disease, one is almost convalescent and the condition of the other shows a slight improvement.

A large number of through passengers woio landed yesterday, and others are being lauded to-day. Dr. Yalinline, who arrived in' Auckland this morning, in the course of an interview, said that the Australian passengers were all to be landed to-day. Directly this was done, the fumigation of'the vessel would begin, only a sufficient number of the crew remaining oft: board to assure the safety of llae v'esseD

With regard to the statements that had been made that in the five months that had elapsed since the last outbreak the Public t Health Department had done nothing .'fit the way ofmaking quarantine provision on the Island, Dr. Valitine said that this was absolutely untrue. Directly Cabinet approval. was given for the erection of tile, necessary buildings, the matter; 1 was placed iv the hands of the Public Works, Department, and ! but for the arrival of the Niagara last' wgek, the' , men. to, carry out the, work would have been, actually on the ;/ grpunds. The prgposal was }io put up" six .sheds, to accommodate 30 'patients, and a large store, while provision was also to be made for a water supply of 500,000 gallons. _,- : . f »,.;u,

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POSSTION IN AUCKLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919

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POSSTION IN AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919

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