14 Aug 2020

Epidemiologist hopes for more data before govt moves levels

From First Up, 5:51 am on 14 August 2020

Ideally a few more days test results would be collected before the government moves alert levels. That's from epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker, ahead of Cabinet's meeting today, where they'll decide whether or not to keep the country at current alert levels. 13 confirmed covid cases linked to this new community cluster were announced yesterday - bringing the total to 17. There's also one further probable case. Professor Baker told Indira Stewart yesterday's surge in cases is in line with what we know about Covid-19.