The Need for an Updated Strategic Approach to Covid-19 Control in Aotearoa NZ

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Jennifer Summers, Prof Michael Baker*

The NZ Government appears to have drifted into an unclear strategic approach to Covid-19 control. In this blog we outline one potential way forward: a regional strategic approach that considers “regional suppression” and “regional elimination”. To maximise the success of this strategy, NZ would need to ensure tighter internal borders. Fortunately, there are examples from five Australian states and territories that show that successful internal border control of Covid-19 is possible. 

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at