Announcing the country’s move to Covid-19 level 4, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was clear: stay home, get tested. The bubble is back. But Stuff reports it’s clear lockdown means a different thing across the ditch. With a range of shops and takeaways open, children at school, and people who can’t work from home allowed to go out, epidemiologist Michael Baker said the New South Wales restrictions resembled New Zealand’s alert level 3. However, the areas where Australia continues to outshine Aotearoa are mass masking and mandatory scanning in for contact tracing, Baker said.
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