Experts say it’s “inevitable” Covid-19 cases will crop up around the country once Auckland’s border opens, and the greatest impact will be on communities with the least resources, RNZ reports. The fact the border opens two weeks after the country moves to the Covid-19 Protection Framework means “there is a risk that new cases could be high and rising at that time,” Te Pūnaha Matatini investigator Michael Plank said. “Where these cases land in highly-vaccinated communities, it’s likely the virus will hit a dead end. But cases that find their way into under-vaccinated communities will be able to spark serious outbreaks.”