Spain and France have both instigated increased lockdowns with all but essential service closed.
I think we are just a small matter of time away from seeing similar complete lockdowns in NZ, especially once our flu season gets underway.
I dont want that. Our exposure is really low. 8 cases, all imported, no community infection (that will happen). We have two issues. Covid-19 and the economy. With the virus being really low here, id rather go for complete lockdown at the border first. NZ nationals allowed in, 21 day quarantine where the Wuhan people went. Negative test required before release. Very few reasons for non nationals , also forced 21 day quarantine. So we can then say, we will not be importing any more.
With zero virus imports we can manage any local outbreaks well. If there was one in Taihape, every house is locked down, cannot leave fence line, no shops. Govt can work with the two supermarket chains for online and delivery.