It's looking increasingly likely the whole country will move to the Covid-19 traffic light system before every District Health Board has hit 90 percent fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health has advised Cabinet to consider the shift because it will give greater protection than the alert levels.

Ministers will make the call on 29 November.

There are fears moving before the vaccine targets are met could cost lives.

Here's RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher.

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