College of GPs: Covid will spread if Auckland border loosened over Christmas with traffic light system

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 6:02PM
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College of GPs: Covid will spread if Auckland border loosened over Christmas with traffic light system

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 6:02PM

Questions about what happens to Auckland's boundary if the entire country moves to the traffic light system at the same time.

Jacinda Ardern told Newsroom she isn't ruling out shifting everyone to the new system after November 29, something that contradicts her earlier reluctance for a 'national freedom day'.

College of GPs medical director Bryan Betty told Heather du Plessis-Allan Aucklanders will welcome the likely loosening of restrictions, but we'll see Covid-19 start to spread.

“The question is how much starts to spread outside of the border? And if there is a move to bring the border down over Christmas, we will definitely start to see Covid spread throughout the country.”

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