Calls for New Zealand to open its borders immediately are “frankly dangerous”, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

She said New Zealand was in a privileged position due to its “hard-won gains”, and opening the borders while the pandemic was still escalating came at a potential price.

Imported cases had led to outbreaks in New Zealand, and the reason for the current freedoms in New Zealand was because of the strict border measures, she said.

Ardern said opening up more to Australia and…

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