16 Jul 2020

Economist warns risk of another Covid-19 outbreak rising

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 16 July 2020

The risk of another Covid-19 outbreak is growing every day as more New Zealanders return from places where the virus is increasing exponentially.

An economist who first warned the government about the need to go into lockdown, now says the public has to accept the disease could spread again.

Rodney Jones from Wigram Capital Advisors is telling people to enjoy the freedoms of level one because they may not last.

Jacinda Ardern used his forecasts in her warning this week to not be complacent.