2 Jun 2020

Otago University release Covid-19 modelling study

From The Panel, 4:41 pm on 2 June 2020

Otago University researchers estimate New Zealand could be Covid-19 free in a matter of weeks if there are no new detected cases in the meantime.

The team's modelling estimates it would take between 27 and 33 days of no new detected cases of COVID-19 for there to be a 95 percent probability of a so-called "epidemic extinction" in New Zealand.

The Panel is joined by Dr Matthew Parry to discuss the findings.