14 Sep 2020

Covid-19 alert levels stay in place another week

From Checkpoint, 5:11 pm on 14 September 2020

New Zealand's alert levels are staying as they are for at least another week. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that while the plan is working more time is needed.

Cabinet will review Auckland's level 2.5 settings again next Monday, and if things are going well, the city will move down to level 2 two days later.

It's also agreed in principle that the rest of the country will move to level 1 next Monday - but that's contingent on cases tracking as they are now.

But not everyone around the Cabinet table is happy with today's levels decision - with New Zealand First invoking the "Agree to Disagree" clause of the coalition agreement.

Political reporter Yvette McCullough has more.