14 Sep 2020

PM announces alert level changes

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:18 pm on 14 September 2020

Straight off the back of the Prime Minister's announcement on alert levels, Jesse speaks to microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles for her reaction.

Jacinda Ardern today said Cabinet has decided to extend the current alert levels.

"On the advice of the director-general, Cabinet has decided on a short extension to the current restrictions of alert level 2.5 for Auckland and level 2 for the rest of the country."

For Auckland, Cabinet will review the current level at a meeting on Monday 21 September with a view to increase gathering limits, depending on whether the cluster is contained.

If that change is agreed on, it will come into force on 23 September.

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