‘Spread your legs’: New Zealand makes hay with Covid minister’s gaffe

Posted by on August 22, 2021 9:55 pm
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Chris Hipkins delivered some light relief from Covid news with an x-rated health advice slip-up

A slip of the tongue from New Zealand’s Covid-19 response minister as he was updating the nation live on the coronavirus outbreak has given the country a lighthearted, albeit slightly x-rated, break from regular pandemic coverage.

At a media briefing on Sunday, minister Chris Hipkins was updating the country on the growing number of coronavirus cases in the community, when he urged New Zealanders to socially distance when they go outside to “spread their legs”.

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