Australian govt in talks with New Zealand about COVID-19 response, travel bubble

  • 26/01/2021

The Australian government is currently working with New Zealand authorities about the best course of action in response to the new Northland COVID-19 case.

A 56-year-old woman tested positive over the weekend, around a week after leaving an Auckland MIQ facility.

Over that time she had visited around 30 locations in Northland and outer Auckland, prompting fears of a new outbreak of the virus.

In response to the news, Australia abruptly suspended the green zone travel bubble on Monday.

Newshub's Australia Correspondent Emma Cropper told The AM Show on Tuesday that the Australian government is approaching the situation day-by-day.

She said if an outbreak is found, then it is likely Australia will extend the suspension.

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