22 Sep 2020

Microbiologist favours harsher restrictions for Auckland

From First Up, 5:45 am on 22 September 2020

All of New Zealand bar Auckland is now at Alert Level 1 meaning life can - pretty much - return to normal, albeit without overseas visitors. And at midnight on Wednesday restrictions on the size of gatherings in Auckland will be eased as the city moves from a so-called Level 2.5 to an official level 2. So instead of a maximum 10 people allowed at a get-together, Aucklanders can gather in groups of up to 100. There aren't limits on gathering sizes outside of Auckland. Microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles told our producer Matthew Theunissen that she'd have done some things differently from the Government.