Monday, 23 March 2020 14:58

National supports COVID-19 response

Written by  Staff Reporters
PM Jacinda Ardern announced the decision at the post-cabinet press conference today. PM Jacinda Ardern announced the decision at the post-cabinet press conference today.

The opposition is throwing its support behind the Government’s decision to move the country towards Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system over the next 48 hours.

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says it also supports the extended economic package for all businesses.

“This is an unprecedented situation and we support any measures that will protect the health and safety of New Zealanders.

“I understand that this will be a worrying and stressful time for New Zealanders. I encourage everyone to stay calm and follow the rules that are now in place.

“We will work in a supportive and constructive way with the Government in the interests of bringing New Zealand through this crisis together.”

National has offered the Government the services of its MPs and staff to assist.

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