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17th Oct 2020

New Zealand politician beautifully puts down Covid-19 sceptic in press conference

Rudi Kinsella

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“We’ve got someone who obviously got an education in America… Sorry sunshine, wrong place.”

A video of New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters responding brilliantly to a Covid-19 sceptic is being shared widely on social media.

While speaking at a press conference, Peters is addressed by a man who is looking for evidence in relation to coroavirus, asking: “Where is your evidence that there is a virus that causes this disease?”

Peters told the man to sit down, and said: “We’ve got someone who obviously got an education in America. 220,000 people have died in the United States. There are eight million cases to date… And here’s somebody who gets up and says ‘the earth is flat'”.

“Sorry sunshine, wrong place.”

Take a look:

Meanwhile, also in the world of New Zealand politics, Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in office after her rival conceded in the country’s general election.

Though the count is not yet finished, the figures released were enough for opposition leader Judith Collins to concede after phoning Ardern.

Ardern won the election in a landslide, with her Labour Party forecast to take around 64 seats in the 120-member parliament.