23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Epidemiologist on health professionals' petition

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 23 March 2020

The Cabinet is meeting this morning to discuss the next steps in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It's being urged by leading doctors to raise the national alert level to the highest status.

They've launched a petition insisting the Government jump straight from the current level two to the maximum level four - a virtual near total shutdown of the country.

Epidemiolgist Michael Baker speaks to Susie Ferguson.