New Zealand opposition MP leaks COVID-19 patient details to press

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The New Zealand MP Hamish Walker, a member of the centre-right opposition National party, admitted leaking the details of all the country’s 18 active COVID-19 cases to the media in order to “expose the government’s shortcoming”. Walker said he had been advised that his actions were not illegal. The government has announced an independent inquiry.

Publication: Guardian

Writer: Eleanor Ainge Roy