Waiheke Island wants to break from Auckland’s Covid-19 restrictions with an immediate move to level 2 and a border put in place around it, Stuff reports. The island of more than 9000 people has stayed Covid-free through the pandemic. Local board chair Cath Handley said she was worried that with a regional boundary set to stay in place when Auckland moves to alert level 2, city-dwellers will flock to the island – bringing the virus with them. With no hospital beds, a single ambulance and just one supermarket, the island isn’t set up to manage an outbreak, she said.
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