Progress is being made with Australia and Pacific Island nations but pening up prematurely would come at a financial and human cost, Grant Robertson says.
Two Papatoetoe eateries have been announced as locations of interest, and anyone who visited around 1am on February 19 has been asked to get a test.
Scott Robertson knows Ben O'Keeffe will blast the Crusaders off the Dunedin turf if they don't improve their onside discipline.
Depth in the tight five is an issue but a good recruitment drive and the maturing of existing talent means the Highlanders shouldn't be taken lightly.
The Phoenix conceded twice from set-piece to lose 2-0 to previous cellar dwellers Victory.
Nathan Brown will have to manage without three key players in the club's only hit-out before the new NRL season begins.
Second-year midfielder Dallas McLeod beats out Rene Ranger to start in the midfield with Braydon Ennor and David Havili unavailable against the Highlanders.
This is not your normal 14-day quarantine stay.
Tony Brown has wasted no time in bringing the former All Blacks enforcer back into the fray against the Crusaders on Friday.
But a Ministry of Health report into how three people caught Covid at the Pullman says the exact cause may never be known.