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NZ government closes non daily newspapers

Mark Fletcher
April 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Kiwi blog has this story:

Govt closes down all non daily newspapers

The Government announced:

  • The current focus for government and all New Zealanders must be on minimising the movement of people to stop the transmission of Covid-19

  • In relation to news and  this applies both to the movement of staff of  organisations and their supply and distribution lines

  • The focus for news and media as an essential service has to be on the provision of timely news and current affairs

  • Daily newspapers are currently included in the definition and are expected to take strong measures to ensure safety of staff and the public; combined with their digital reach, they remain essential at this stage for the timely dissemination of news to the majority of New Zealanders

  • Printed periodical and non-daily publications are not considered essential under the news and media designation

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