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New Zealand PM demotes minister for coronavirus lockdown breach; extends emergency

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Clark said in a statement that he had been "an idiot, and I understand why people will be angry with me".

Tell us something we don't know, Clark.

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NZ is going to come through this relatively OK.  Jacinda Arden's call to "go early, go hard", was the right one.  Another two weeks of lockdown - which it appears most people are  following - and NZ may not be in the clear but very close to it.  Nice to be able to trust your government to do the right thing by its people.

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As of today, NZ with population of 5 million people, have done a total of 42,000 corvid19 tests. Japan has done 46,000. Hmm...

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You can’t catch the virus from a deserted beach, forest or national park. People should be encouraged to go to such places of isolation. Or stay home.

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If you encourage people to go to these "deserted' places, they won't be deserted anymore. In addition, hiking, mountain biking etc.. although in many cases is a singular activity, if you get injured, you put undue pressure on an already stressed health system.

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You can’t catch the virus from a deserted beach, forest or national park. People should be encouraged to go to such places of isolation.

If everyone goes to these places, they won't be isolated.

Or stay home.

Yes, do this.

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If everyone goes to these places, they won't be isolated.

There's a famous Yogi-ism quote:

An amusing anecdote states that baseball great Yogi Berra was once asked whether he wished to have dinner at a highly-regarded restaurant, and he replied with a remark combining wisdom with contradiction:

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

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