23 Aug 2021

Covid-19: Cabinet to make call on lockdown today

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 23 August 2021

The scale of the Delta outbreak has changed dramatically over the course of the weekend.

Dozens of new cases, thousands more close contacts and devastatingly-large locations of interest have emerged.

The spread of this outbreak is slowly becoming clearer, but does it spell an end to the national lockdown?

Cabinet will this afternoon meet to decide on whether any part of the country will come out of Alert level 4 at midnight tomorrow.

Political editor Jane Patterson spoke to Susie Ferguson.