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Cook Islands bubble sending 'mixed messages' - Collins
05:04 am GMT+12, 10/08/2020, New Zealand

National Party leader Judith Collins has spoken to media today in Auckland.
 
Collins' media stand-up followed one by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, who spoke about the possibility of a travel bubble with the Cook Islands.
 
Collins said the announcement was interesting timing and any travel bubble would have to be safe.
 
“It's a very strange announcement to have right now, in the middle of an election campaign, to say they're thinking about having an announcement for something happening in December.”
 
She said the Cook Islands was the obvious place to start, but the government was sending mixed messages.
 
“On the one hand you've got Ashley Bloomfield as the Director-General of Health starting to talk about Covid level 2 and also face masks, and on the other hand you've got now the government saying that maybe by december it'll be safe to have a travel bubble with the Cook Islands.
 
“What's going to be different between now and December, I would like them to front up the details on it.”
 
“It sounds very odd. I don't know what's changed and I think they should explain it.”
 
She said it was important to take the advice of medical experts.

SOURCE: TVNZ/PACNEWS


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