Let's Go to Level 1
A wave of economic destruction is approaching New Zealand.
37,500 jobs were lost in April and there’s more to come. That’s tens of thousands of New Zealand families no longer able to provide for themselves and instead having to rely on welfare.
We are headed for the biggest fall in economic growth in 160 years. The human cost of the recession will be staggering.
With just one active Covid-19 case remaining, and no people in hospital, the Government must move New Zealand to Alert Level 1.
New Zealand has had seven days in a row without a new case. The last case of community transmission was in early April, nearly four transmission cycles ago.
We have beaten the virus. We’re now trying to squash a flea with a sledgehammer.
New Zealanders have made enormous sacrifices over the past two months. Businesses have gone under and thousands of workers have lost jobs.
Now that we have beaten the virus, the Government should remove remaining restrictions and allow us to get back to normal as soon as possible so that more economic pain can be avoided.
David Seymour MP