14 Apr 2020

Opposition wants lockdown lifted soon to avoid "terrifying" forecasts

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 14 April 2020

The National Party is stressing the need to lift the nationwide lockdown as soon as safely possible, pointing to what it calls "terrifying" economic scenarios.

Treasury has released a range of scenarios this morning: in the worst case, it says unemployment could rise as high as 26%.

The Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, appeared before the Epidemic Response Committee this afternoon.

RNZ's deputy political editor Craig McCulloch speaks to Māni Dunlop.