Pacific health expert: Case numbers are too high to ease restrictions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 8:17AM
A Covid testing station has been set up at Wharekawa Marae near Kaiaua. (Photo / Mike Scott)
A Covid testing station has been set up at Wharekawa Marae near Kaiaua. (Photo / Mike Scott)

Pacific health expert: Case numbers are too high to ease restrictions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 8:17AM

Auckland University public health expert Colin Tukuitonga told Kate Hawkesby case numbers are too high to be easing restrictions. 

"I would have preferred the number of new cases to be in single digits and for our vaccination coverage to be ramped up even further.' 

New restrictions have been put in place around northern Hauraki, after three cases were found in Whakatīwai. 

The rest of the country remains at Level Two, but the gathering limit has been increased to a hundred people. 

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