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Halving time in MIQ 'means little': venture capitalist

Brent Melville
Fri, 29 Oct 2021

Halving time in MIQ 'means little': venture capitalist
People will spend less time in MIQ hotel rooms from mid November. (Image: Getty)
Brent Melville
Fri, 29 Oct 2021
Relaxing managed isolation and quarantine rules for travellers is a small step to adapting to a higher risk of community covid transmission, rather than the main threat being the virus coming through the border.That's the general response to the government's announced cut of managing isolation and quarantine (MIQ) stays from 14 to seven days, effective from Nov 14, as the first stage in transitioning to a home isolation system early next year. However, the consensus is that the changes aren't rapid enough to help businesses or...

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