The confused convoluted contradictory Covid response

The PM announced a series of so called steps for Auckland. It is not even clear how these steps fit into the Covid alert levels and whether they would then lead to Level 2 or Level 1. Basically they are:

  • Step 1 – from Wednesday Aucklanders can gp hunting, visit a beach and merge two bubbles together for a maximum size of 10. Also ECE returns.
  • Step 2 – at some unknown time based on unknown criteria Aucklanders will be able to go to the zoo or a pool and have groups of up to 25 outside. Retail allowed again.
  • Step 3 – at some unknown time based on unknown criteria hospitality will open with a limit of 50

So what has reaction been like:

That take is from Jacinda’s former Chief of Staff.

The Greens have said:

The Green Party says the Government’s planned roadmap for Auckland risks the safety of vulnerable communities and children.

Not so happy are they.

This meme on Facebook sums it up well.

So as far as I can tell it looks like Auckland will be in Level 3 for months, but they may get to go hunting or go to the zoo!

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