29 Jul 2020

Covid-19: Is NZ prepared for community transmission?

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 29 July 2020

The case of the South Korean traveller who tested positive for coronavirus after travelling from New Zealand begs the question - are we prepared for community transmission?

Some health experts want us to get more familiar with the idea of wearing facemasks now, in preparation for any second wave of infections.

Health minister Chris Hipkins yesterday said the government was stockpiling masks as a precaution.

University of Otago epidemiologist Michael Baker speaks to Susie Ferguson.