Dawn Chorus: 'Vaccine certificates for summer'
PM and Bloomfield positive about reopening for summer festivals with vaccine certificates and signal hospital system could cope if vaccination rate is over 90%; Watch for housing news
TLDR & TLDL: The summer’s music festivals and Christmas holiday travel within Aotearoa-NZ could go ahead with widespread use of vaccination certificates. Meanwhile, there’s also more hope any further delta outbreaks over the 90% vaccination threshold won’t be as dangerous as overseas and our hospitals could cope.
Elsewhere overnight and this morning:
Power shortages across China forced factory closures because of coal and power shortages linked to emissions reductions orders (Reuters);
The oil price hit a three-year high as crude prices start chasing gas prices rising fast across Europe and Britain (Reuters);
Britain’s service stations ran out of fuel after panic buying linked to BP warning a lack of truck drivers meant over a third of its stations had run out;
Boris Johnson may call out the army and…