Finance Minister Grant Robertson has reminded New Zealand that just because the level 3 lockdown guidelines were announced yesterday, it did not mean the public could start behaving like the country was in a lower level.
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"This is a long game," said Robertson at a media conference this afternoon, "a marathon, not a short sprint."
He said the Wage Subsidy Scheme had paid out $9.9 billion since it was set up on 17 March.
Robertson said Cabinet had not made its decision yet on what level New Zealand will be in once the four weeks is up, as it is was still waiting on more data before making its decision.
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