Epidemiologist: Auckland now in a 'good position' to start easing restrictions

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 7:56AM
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Epidemiologist: Auckland now in a 'good position' to start easing restrictions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 7:56AM

A crucial milestone has been reached, hours before a crucial decision needs to be made. 

The Government has confirmed all three of Auckland's DHBs have reached the 90-percent milestone for first doses. 

It comes as Cabinet considers this afternoon whether to move Auckland to Step Two restrictions -- allowing shops and public facilities to reopen, and up to 25 people to meet outdoors. 

Melbourne University epidemiologist Tony Blakely told Mike Hosking Auckland is now in a good position to start easing a range of restrictions. 

“Most people going out to the pub or a restaurant are recently vaccinated and therefore less likely to transmit, so probably reasonably safe for a vaccinated economy.” 

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