But two top epidemiologists nonetheless argue it's now time to "turn the tap down" on travel to New Zealand from countries struggling with mass transmission. ESR and Otago University virologist Dr Jemma Geoghegan said genome sequencing of the case was still ongoing this evening, with no results yet. It was too early to say whether the person had picked up one of the highly-transmissible variants of the virus. Other experts say the incident should prompt the Government to beef up New Zealand's measures to keep the virus out. Her colleague, prominent Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker, echoed those points.
Source: New Zealand Herald January 24, 2021 05:03 UTC