Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently turned the first sod at Silver Fern Farms' Beflast (Christchurch) meat works for a project slated as a major step in the company's ambition to become coal-free by 2030.
Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says it also supports the extended economic package for all businesses.
“This is an unprecedented situation and we support any measures that will protect the health and safety of New Zealanders.
“I understand that this will be a worrying and stressful time for New Zealanders. I encourage everyone to stay calm and follow the rules that are now in place.
“We will work in a supportive and constructive way with the Government in the interests of bringing New Zealand through this crisis together.”
National has offered the Government the services of its MPs and staff to assist.