In a video that has received a lot of attention on social media, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is asked about the country’s strategy with the pandemic and she admits that two different classes are being created.
It was in an interview with the NZ Herald on Friday that a reporter asks Ardern if her goal is to create two classes of citizens with New Zealand’s so-called traffic light system, which she presented the same morning.
“So you’ve basically said, you probably don’t see it like this, but two different classes of people — if you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated. You have all these rights if you are vaccinated,” NZ Herald‘s deputy political editor Derek Cheng asked Ardern.
“That is what it is, yep,” Ardern replied.
Under New Zealand’s new “traffic light” system, the government said it will end lockdowns when 90 per cent of the eligible population is vaccinated. Vaccine certificates are expected to be widely used under the new system as well.
Activities such as churches, gyms and other meeting places that have implemented certificates will be able to conduct their activities without restrictions under green or orange, but certain restrictions will be imposed under red. Activities that do not join the system will be subject to “severe restrictions”.