16 Nov 2020

Masks may be mandatory on flights, Auckland public transport

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 16 November 2020

A New Zealand public health expert says face masks must be mandatory on public transport right across New Zealand.

Woman using public transport during Covid-19 crisis wearing face mask.

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Cabinet ministers will soon meet to decide whether to make their use compulsory on domestic flights and all public transport in Auckland.

Professor Nick Wilson is a public health expert from the University of Otago.

He told Māni Dunlop why masks are essential to control Covid outbreaks in New Zealand.