31 Aug 2020

Epidemiologist says level 2.5 right decision despite clusters

From First Up, 5:52 am on 31 August 2020

Auckland is no longer in lockdown - but hasn't moved a full step down to alert level 2. That means social gatherings in the supercity are limited to 10 people, except for funerals and tangihanga, and mask use is mandatory for those 12 and older on public transport. Travel in and out of Auckland is allowed - but Aucklanders are being asked to follow the level 2.5 guidelines wherever they are in the country - that means they're not allowed to attend mass gatherings. Here to talk us through these changes is Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker.