28 Mar 2020

Dr Chris Smith: lockdown science

From Saturday Morning, 9:30 am on 28 March 2020

New Zealand and much of the world is on lock-down due to the spread of COVID-19 and the science around the virus is moving fast. We're joined once again by consultant clinical virologist (and Naked Scientist) Dr Chris Smith for the latest.

He'll update us on what we know about symptoms, potential vaccines, treatments and the virus’ spread.

Also with a weekly visit to the supermarket or a walk with the dog becoming our only contact with the outside world how can we minimise the risk that we somehow introduce the virus into our ‘bubble’. For example is washing bags and packaging over the top?  

Auckland's Otahuhu on the morning of 26 March, on the first day of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly