The Herald reports:
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says up to 100,000 people are being given exemptions as they wait for their vaccine passes.
Speaking to Q+A’s Jack Tame, Hipkins said more than half of those were people who had been vaccinated overseas, and many others had “name-related issues”.
On Thursday, the day before the country moved into the traffic light system which requires vaccine passes in certain settings, about 70,000 people were being issued temporary exemptions for the My Vaccine Pass.
Hipkins told Q+A as of this morning that number had grown.
It’s not a well designed system if 100,000 people need to be manually processed.