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Chris Hipkins: If you can't afford to be stuck in Australia, come home

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Publish Date
Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 8:21am
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(Photo / NZ Herald)

Chris Hipkins: If you can't afford to be stuck in Australia, come home

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 8:21am

New Zealand remains open to Victoria, for now.

Victoria is considering a snap three-day lockdown as it grapples with 11 community cases of Covid-19, with the MCG as a potential exposure site.

Western Australia stopped quarantine-free travel with Victoria overnight.

But Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Mike Hosking he doesn't have enough information yet to do the same.

“It’s possible that there won’t be a pause, but if you’re sitting there thinking ‘If a pause happens I can’t afford to be stuck away from New Zealand,’ then it would be prudent to make your way home.”

New Zealand's travel bubble with New South Wales remains on hold, with Greater Sydney remaining in lockdown for another two weeks.

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