I think they should be closing schools in NZ too immediately for a few weeks until we can judge what the extent of community transmission is. If it does exist, then schools could be making it spread worse, as they are all essentially large extended gatherings. But the problem is what you do with them, as most families now need two people working to cover costs like mortgage payments etc. Is the MOH still saying that the risk of widespread community transmission in NZ is still considered low, and are they still in the keep it out / stamp it out phase?
What do people think about how they are managing it in the UK, which appears to go against what the WHO recommends countries do?
I am hoping NZ becomes the blueprint of how this sort of event should be managed.
The UK is a shocker, herd immunity.
Here, I feel we are doing well. Its been here for as long as anyone else, but we have only 8 cases. More will follow. That the border is quite closed off means we are far lower risk to import it, and all of ours are so far imports. When we get community transmission, we will do the close contact thing, that will be a big help. I think many Kiwis are conservative, do the right thing. When we get CT here that will hit home, which will help.