The majority of people who are returning back to the Cooks
are returning residents and they are coming via Auckland airport; we currently
have no cases in Auckland.
Rather than bagging people or arguing on Facebook because
that’s clearly not going to solve this decision and trying to execute the PM
and his Cabinet, why don’t the people on the island do their part in ensuring
Covid does not enter the Cooks.
I think it’s more up to those passengers and their families
who are flying back home to be vigilant. They should ask themselves before
heading back to Raro ‘Do I really want to be that person who takes Covid back
There is a mandatory negative Covid-19 test and health
screenings at Auckland airport that needs to be fulfilled prior to entering
Raro but there’s nothing to say that Covid can’t be caught in planes or in the
terminal or by staff.
PM is doing right from a ‘business’ approach rather than the
‘human factor’ and I get where everyone’s coming from. Our health system, our
elderly people, we need to think about these things but also don’t forget about
the economy and the livelihood of those who were in tourism. There are many
avenues and things to think about here. Human factor in my opinion should
always be priority, people’s well-being and survival is a priority too.
Why don’t the families of those people who are returning ask
them to stay home for that two-week period? Why don’t we all play our part to
ensure that this is happening. Rarotonga isn’t the biggest island and currently
there is only one flight heading home every week.
Come together as one as we always do and play your part and
think smart. If we can’t do that then keep complaining because I haven’t read
any solution from all the comments I have read on Facebook.