9 Apr 2020

NZ turning a corner, but Covid-19 lockdown staying the course

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 9 April 2020

The Prime Minister says we are turning the corner, but to win this marathon battle against Covid-19, we need to keep pushing.

For the fourth day running, the number of new cases has continued to drop - with just 29 new cases on Monday.

At the halfway mark of the minimum four week lockdown, Jacinda Ardern laid out the next measures and steps to prepare the country to move out of Alert Level Four.

From midnight Thursday everyone arriving from overseas will be quarantined for 14 days. Next week the government will outline in more detail what level three will look like, but a decision won't be made about whether the lockdown will be lifted, until just two days before it is due to end.

RNZ political reporter Yvette McCullough has the story.