Auckland to move to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on Wednesday; Modelling suggests 95% chance Covid-19 has been eliminated from the community

Auckland to move to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on Wednesday; Modelling suggests 95% chance Covid-19 has been eliminated from the community

Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on Wednesday.

Cabinet made the decision on Monday.

Covid-19 modeller of Te Pūnaha Matatini, Shaun Hendy, said his data showed there was a 95% chance Covid-19 had been eliminated from the community.

Only six of the 40 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand are in the community. No one is battling Covid-19 in hospital. 

The last time a new case was reported in the community was on September 24.

Cabinet decided not to make mask-wearing mandatory on public transport under Level 1.

Businesses are still required to display QR codes. People are being encouraged to continue using the tracer app (usage has fallen) and being cautious by getting tested, staying home when sick, washing hands, etc.

Laboratories processed 2,834 tests on Sunday.

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good news for little old NZ , hopefully we can stay here all summer
they need to bring in the bluetooth tracking ASAP
i will still be masking up on public transport though, had a cougher behind me on friday on the bus made me feel uneasy. also noticed a lot of teens dont bother,

Yeah, well

Super-Kiwi-socialistic-empire-of-Jacinda': Jacinda Ardern puppet appears as Mary Poppins fighting Covid-19 on UK satire Spitting Image

https://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/122981053/superkiwisocialis...

Quite funny that, except the accents sound like Aussie ones! I can't remember NZ getting a mention on the original Spitting Image show...

Well done everyone.

However, NZ's border control could have be done a lot better around Feb 2020 to avoid the 6 weeks national level lock-down of the 4th level.

agreed the not telling the truth over the non testing at the borders was very disappointing and blurring of why and who was told, what was supposed to happen against what DHB's were doing has never been resolved.
i am glad they have finally tightened up on air crew as well

Mask wearing should be made mandatory in the whole of New Zealand. It need not be linked to any Level.
It is plain common sense, till the vaccine is developed and administered.

agreed not sure why they didnt keep with the mask wearing on public transport

agreed not sure why they didnt keep with the mask wearing on public transport

NZ goes from one extreme to the other. I'm on holiday in Italy at the moment. Tourism is alive and well. Everyone wears masks inside public spaces. The Italians take it seriously, as do the Germans.

Testing times indeed

As Dr Sam says...
https://youtu.be/kcONxyAJ8S4

Can we please have our next lockdown after Xmas?