'Auckland's priority': higher vaccine and lower hospitalisation rates

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 9 Nov 2021, 7:37AM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

'Auckland's priority': higher vaccine and lower hospitalisation rates

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 9 Nov 2021, 7:37AM

Aucklanders have a path towards freedom and being reunited with the rest of the country. 

The region will move to Step Two restrictions at midnight, and is set to move to the red level of the traffic light system at the end of the month. 

It come as a Covid case is reported on Waiheke Island, and Mount Albert Grammar School returns to online classes due to another student testing positive. 

College of GPs Medical Director Bryan Betty told Kate Hawkesby the Government is trying to chart a middle ground. 

“The situation in Auckland has obviously reached a point where there has to be an end to this, we have to move on and through it but, it really does put an emphasis on really keeping the vaccination program going.” 

He says getting vaccination rates higher and hospitalisation rates lower remains the priority in Auckland. 

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