Covid 19 coronavirus: NZ pauses travel bubble with New South Wales, Sydney cases surge

A NZ Herald article.

New Zealand has halted its quarantine-free travel bubble with New South Wales as Sydney battles a growing Covid outbreak.

The pause took effect from 11.59pm last night and is scheduled to last for 72 hours, the Government announced earlier on Tuesday evening.

“This decision follows a public health assessment today which determined that while the overall risk to public health in New Zealand currently remains low, there are still several unknowns, including a case that was infectious while in the Sydney community and a primary-school-age child with no clear link established at present,” Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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