LIVE updates: MPs continue debate on level 2 law

Urgent debate resumes in Parliament this morning on COVID-19 legislation granting authorities sweeping powers under level 2.

The COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill passed its first and second readings last night, without support from National.

National has criticised the unchecked power it endows and says it shows a lack of trust in New Zealanders, such as the 10-person limit for funerals.

The government says the law is necessary to enforce alert level 2 once the state of emergency is lifted.

  •   •  If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP

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