Lately for Monday 21 September 2020
10:20 New Zealand's Covid alert levels are coming down - so what?
From midnight tonight most of New Zealand returns to alert level one and there will no longer be a limit on the number of people who can gather socially.
It's five weeks and five days since New Zealand last experienced the social freedom of alert level one.
But Auckland remains at alert level two for another fortnight with a slight change to restrictions on social gatherings with a lift from 10 to 100 people from midnight on Wednesday.
Karyn asks Auckland Theatre Company's chief executive officer, Jonathan Bielski, how the show can go on?
10:30 A return to lockdown looms with the UK's second Covid-19 wave
The BBC World Service's Rich Preston updates Karyn about international stories they're watching including a global view of the coronavirus as the 'second wave' sweeps through the UK and Europe and if there will be a return to full-scale lockdown.
Rich Preston will also talk about developments with Brexit and the UN General Assembly's important milestone this week.
10:45 Judge blocks US ban of WeChat
Last night a US judge blocked Donald Trump's order to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the ban raised serious questions about the the US constitution's first amendment, guaranteeing free speech.
Tech commentator Paul Brislen, has been watching the ongoing rows and he joins Karyn to discuss the ramifications.