6 Aug 2020

Suggestion privately-run managed isolation could help with borders

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 6 August 2020

Privately run managed isolation could be a reality early next year if business leaders can drum up a suitable plan and convince the government.

High level talks to set up private pay-as-you-go isolation hotels have begun, with a meeting of like minds at the Covid-19 recovery summit in Auckland yesterday.

Those behind the idea say borders could re-open to international students, highly skilled foreign workers and wealthy tourists.

Amy Williams filed this report.