23 Mar 2020

Petition wants Covid-19 alert level moved to 4

From First Up, 5:49 am on 23 March 2020

Lock down now. That's what more than 20 thousand people who've signed a petition want to happen. They're calling on the government to raise the COVID-19 alert level to four - meaning education establishments and non-essential businesses would close, everyone is instructed to stay at home and supplies are rationed. It was started by Dr Kelvin Ward, who's an Urgent Care Physician in Wellington. He told Matthew Theunissen why he thinks the level needs to rise now.