COVID-19: New Zealand / Australia travel bubble suspended
Although initially saying that the bubble would stay in place, Paul Kelly, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer called a late night meeting on Sunday with the chief health officers of three states: NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
The decision was made to classify all flights out of New Zealand as eminating from a Red Zone, and consequently subjecting all arrivals in the next 72 hours to 14 days of quarantine.
This is expected to be a temporary measure, with the one way bubble being re-instated on Wednesday, if the Auckland lockdown is lifted.
Yesterday, Auckland was locked down for 3 days due to a small cluster being discovered when a traveller tested positive post-quarantine, with two community contacts of that traveller also testing positive.
I love digital, except when my phone dies, which happened to me on the last night of my recent visit to New Zealand
Lets hope this outbreak is quickly controlled, and Kiwi’s can return to their overwhelmingly normal lives