PM Jacinda Ardern: NZ needs certain level of herd immunity before border restrictions eased | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

PM Jacinda Ardern: NZ needs certain level of herd immunity before border restrictions eased

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed New Zealand will need to have a certain level of Covid-19 herd immunity before border restrictions are significantly altered.

But that may still be a long way off – the Minister of Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins said some travel restrictions would likely remain in place for another 12 to 18 months.

Speaking to media this morning, Ardern said the Government was still working through its immunisation strategy, which is centred around a Covid-19 vaccine.

*THIS IS THE SCARY BIT...*

He added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was talking to other countries about an international system to have people certifiably vaccinated.

"We do need to know if someone has been vaccinated or not. We would want to know that as part of our overall protection measures."

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