That hurricane that has decimated parts of China and Europe and is currently affecting most of the world appears to be ready to make landfall in Aotearoa New Zealand very soon.
We have had a worrying number of new infections reported in the past couple of days. The country may be very close to confirming its first known example of community spread. I suspect that we will go to level 3 very quickly.
The pandemic has turned ordinary life upside down. As a simple example political campaigning has been stymied. Door knocking is not a welcome thing to do, markets are all set to be closed, and public meetings are definitely not a thing to do. Clearly digital is what people will engage in.
As an example my local MP Deborah Russell is holding an online public meeting this evening to discuss climate change. The facebook details are here. In these Covid-19 days public meetings are going to be a thing of the past for quite a while.
It may be the Government will have to contemplate moving the election. Time will tell.
In the meantime look after your family and be kind to each other.