Sir David Skegg: We can beat Delta if we lock down better than Aus

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Aug 2021, 7:53AM
(Photo / Sylvie Whinray)
(Photo / Sylvie Whinray)

Sir David Skegg: We can beat Delta if we lock down better than Aus

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Aug 2021, 7:53AM

Cautious optimism from the Government's top Covid adviser over New Zealand's chances of stamping out the current Delta outbreak. 

Auckland will remain at Level Four until at least next Tuesday night due to ongoing cases.  

But Cabinet will meet today to discuss whether to move the rest of the country, or parts of it, out of Alert Level Four from midnight tonight.  

Epidemiologist Sir David Skegg told Mike Hosking he's positive about the situation.  

"Really, it all depends on us. If we observe the lockdown better than people in Melbourne and Sydney have done, of course we will get rid of this within the next few weeks, and I'm expecting that to happen." 

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