‘Big questions’: New Zealand Covid minister raises doubts about elimination strategy

Posted by on August 22, 2021 8:50 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Chris Hipkins said the Delta variant was ‘like nothing we’ve dealt with so far’

The arrival of the Delta strain in New Zealand has prompted the country’s Covid-19 response minister to question the efficacy of its ambitious elimination strategy – an approach that has been the backbone of the country’s pandemic response.

Chris Hipkins told current affairs programme Q+A on Sunday that Delta raised “big questions about the long-term future of our plans”.

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