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Boosters, RATs and bubbles: ports prepare for omicron disruption

Oliver Lewis
Tue, 25 Jan 2022

Boosters, RATs and bubbles: ports prepare for omicron disruption
Napier Port has carried out surveillance saliva testing since last November. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
Tue, 25 Jan 2022
The biggest port in the country is forecasting significant supply chain issues in the event of a widespread omicron outbreak.With cases already in the community, some modelling has suggested New Zealand could have thousands of infections a day by March.As has been the case overseas, this will likely have a major impact on supply chains due to the number of workers either sick or isolating as close contacts. A Port of Tauranga spokeswoman said in a statement the port had a number of continuity plans in place, including separation of work bu...

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