MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:58:45 +0000 New Zealand PM touts ‘options’ on virus control http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7b086271cc3f42c3a3b65847a7c66c63 The Prime Minister of New Zealand says that her country is keeping its options open on controlling the coronavirus as it rolls out vaccinations. (June 16) 7b086271cc3f42c3a3b65847a7c66c63 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:31:07 +0000 SHOTLISTRESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS++QUALITY AS INCOMING++COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS – MUST CREDITAuckland – 16 June 2021++SPLIT SCREEN++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand:"My chief science advisor, who I leaned heavily on through the management of the pandemic, presented me with a graphic that even flattening the curve in New Zealand would mean that we would not be able to manage those cases within our health system. So at that point, our view was, well we need to do something differently than everyone else. And that's when we started talking about this idea of having a zero tolerance to COVID so that every time it emerged, stamping it out. And that's the approach that we've taken."++WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand:"And so our view has constantly been we need to change and adapt all the way through this and make sure that we keep our options open. So as we look to change up our approach as we roll out our vaccine, our starting point will be how will we preserve our position and give ourselves options, because the moment you change up that strategy away from elimination, it's very hard to get it back."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:The Prime Minister of New Zealand says that her country is keeping its options open on controlling the coronavirus as it rolls out vaccinations.In an online  interview with the US-based Council on Foreign Relations, Jacinda Ardern said her nation has had to constantly change and adapt to the pandemic."Our starting point will be how will we preserve our position and give ourselves options, because the moment you change up that strategy away from elimination, it's very hard to get it back," she said.Ardern said New Zealand is establishing a "center of excellence" for counterterrorism. She said her nation's approach includes preventing the conditions that lead to people turning to terrorism.And she said that for democracies to survive, they must "build a more equal and inclusive society."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The Prime Minister of New Zealand says that her country is keeping its options open on controlling the coronavirus as it rolls out vaccinations. (June 16) New Zealand PM touts ‘options’ on virus control