Govt cuts isolation periods but it may not be enough

Govt cuts isolation periods but it may not be enough
Hipkins says there needs to be a balance between outbreak control and flow-on effect. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
The isolation period for covid-19 cases and their household contacts has been cut by three days but many businesses may still face closure.Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins today announced the 10-day isolation period would go down to seven days from this weekend to balance the tension between limiting the spread of the omicron outbreak and ensuring businesses and essential goods and services can still operate. Business NZ described the move as "pragmatic" given the omicron variant's profile in the community, with 202,1...

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