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Source: University of Canterbury

01 May 2020

UC Associate Professor Arindam Basu discusses how new clusters of COVID-19 cases can emerge, and what New Zealand can do to prevent large clusters and eliminate outbreaks after lockdown.

  • even under stringent lockdown conditions and self-isolation, people still need to access public places such as supermarkets where they are at risk of exposure

  • COVID-19 has a variable infectious period and many people don’t show symptoms but can still infect others

  • some people within clusters were infected before lockdown started, and continued to infect others within small networks.

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