A useful Covid-19 timelime

Newshub has a useful timeline of Covid-19. Judge for yourself if we went fast and hard or not?

  • Day 1 – Virus detected outside China (I choose this as Day 1 as it is when action should have started)
  • Day 7 – Michael Baker warns we should start border surveillance
  • Day 13 – DG of Health says probability of an outbreak in NZ is low
  • Day 16 – WHO declares global health emergency
  • Day 19 – Govt bans travellers from China
  • Day 46 – PM condemns media for causing anxiety
  • Day 50 – Siouxsie Wiles attacks Simon Bridges for criticising Government response
  • Day 53 – David Clark rejects drive-thru testing hubs saying not needed yet
  • Day 57 – Govt bans travellers from Italy
  • Day 60 – Govt asks travellers to voluntarily self-isolate
  • Day 62 – Gatherings over 500 banned
  • Day 64 – first testing station deployed
  • Day 65 – borders closed to non-residents

So they took 65 days to close the borders and this is called fast and hard!

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