Increasing number of Covid cases may delay further easing of restrictions

A member of the National Public Health Emergency Team says further restrictions won’t ease at the beginning of September if Covid cases continue to rise.


The five-day moving average has increased by 27 per cent in the past two weeks, and now stands at 1,854.


1,558 new cases were confirmed yesterday.


The government’s due to announce a plan for the easing, or removal, of the remaining restrictions by the end of this month.


But Dr Mary Favier says further reopening may have to be delayed.