5 Aug 2021

Covid-19's Delta variant is spreading rapidly

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 5 August 2021

Australia's state of Victoria heads into a snap seven day lock down at 10pm NZ time tonight as Sydney records its latest daily high of 262 new cases and in Tokyo more than 5,000 new cases have been reported today. Karyn catches up with epidemiologist, Professor Michael Baker to talk about the Delta variant and New Zealand's rollout of the pfizer vaccine.

A man passes a sign encouraging people to stay home in Melbourne on May 28, 2021, as the city's residents returned to a seven day lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)

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