29 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Christchurch MPs on cases in the city

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 29 October 2021

Reports that one of the two Covid-19 positive cases in Christchurch is a truck driver who carried out deliveries around the city for four days during their infectious period has many South Islanders worried.

With a Covid-19 case in Blenheim recorded earlier in the week and now an unvaccinated traveller from Auckland testing positive in Christchurch, many epidemiologists are calling for an immediate tightening of internal borders.

Eighty-nine percent of eligible Cantabrians have received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 69 percent are double-jabbed.

That means there's just over 50,000 eligible residents in Canterbury have no antibody protection against the virus.

Selwyn MP Nicola Grigg and Christchurch Central MP Duncan Webb spoke to Corin Dann.