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New Zealand to keep mandatory Covid isolation for now, says government

New Zealand to keep mandatory Covid isolation for now, says government

The New Zealand government has announced that the seven-day mandatory Covid-19 isolation period will remain in place. The Prime Minister, Chris Hipki

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The New Zealand government has announced that the seven-day mandatory Covid-19 isolation period will remain in place. The Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins, said that he expects there will be a time when no mandatory isolation period is needed but this is not the time. The Minister of Health, Dr Ayesha Verrall, stated that isolation is the best way to break the chain of transmission and reduce the spread of the virus. Cabinet will consider advice on a test to return to work rule for lower-risk cases. The government also stated that wearing face masks in healthcare settings remains important to reduce the risk for vulnerable people.

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