27 Jan 2021

Covid-19: Cook Islands cancels flight bound for Rarotonga

From Checkpoint, 5:53 pm on 27 January 2021

The Cook Islands government has cancelled a flight bound for Rarotonga in response to the recent community case of Covid-19 in Northland.

Thirty Cook Islanders were expected on the flight, which is now due to take off on Saturday.

The Cooks' Cabinet met last night to discuss the ramifications of the recent community case in New Zealand and their plan moving forward.

RNZ Pacific reporter Sela Jane Hopgood spoke with Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown who says they're taking a 'wait and see' approach to the resumption of flights from New Zealand.