Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives an update after today’s Cabinet meeting.
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Earlier the prime minister said Cabinet would consider on 8 June whether to move to alert level 1, two weeks earlier than previously indicated.
Cabinet had been expecting to consider the alert levels by 22 June and no later, but Ardern told Morning Report that based on the continued low number of cases, they could now deliberate on that earlier.
She said the country would be given a period of time to transition, but it was possible that New Zealand could be at alert level 1 by 10 June.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is also speaking.