Covid-19: What will it take to open up NZ's borders? Govt, experts have their say

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the government this morning responded to a report from the Covid-19 advisory group on re-opening Aotearoa's borders.

At a high level event in Wellington, leaders were addressed by Sir David Skegg - who led the group - followed by a panel discussion involving public health and business experts before Ardern gave a speech about how the government plans to respond to the advice over the next six months.

The whole thing is titled the "Reconnecting New Zealanders Public Forum".

Aug 12, 2021 7:19 AM

RNZ Live

What you need to know:

  • The prime minister and the government have responded to the Skegg report on re-opening the borders, which was released on Wednesday
  • The report had two main messages regarding reconnecting with the world - and a full vaccine rollout was key
  • Sir David Skegg provided an overview of his group's advice on what our next steps in reconnecting Kiwis should be
  • A discussion panel involving Sir Brian Roche, Sir David Skegg, Rob Fyfe, Professor Michael Baker, Dr Maia Brewerton, Dr Api Talemaitoga, Dr Ashley Bloomfield was held
  • Jacinda Ardern revealed a range of new measures including steps towards reopening the borders and an accelerated vaccine rollout

Radio New Zealand, RNZ
August 12, 2021

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