Jacinda Ardern: No chance of leaving alert level 3 early

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 1:57PM
Jacinda Ardern. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Jacinda Ardern: No chance of leaving alert level 3 early

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 1:57PM

As New Zealand adjusts to life at alert level 3, some Kiwis are already waiting for level 2 to kick in.

However, the Prime Minister has ruled out an alert level change before the current May 11 deadline.

Speaking to The Country’s Jamie Mackay, Ardern said that the fortnight period is so authorities can really monitor tracking of Covid-19.

“We do need a bit of time to see how it's tracking in the community and whether or not we've got full control of the virus.”

Asked if she was worried about public opinion turning against the lockdown, Ardern said that a cautious approach means that the country is less likely to go backwards.

“The worst thing we can do for our economy - actually our morale - is to yo-yo in and out of different restrictions. So our plan is to get out and to stay out.”