Some returnees to be charged $3,100 for managed isolation

Victoria Young
Wed, 29 Jul 2020

Victoria Young
Wed, 29 Jul 2020
The government will charge $3,100 per person for some returnees for managed isolation, Minister of Housing Megan Woods said. While more than 30,000 people have stayed at a managed isolation facility or quarantine since March and the government has committed $418 million for the next six months, its current forecasts indicate the money will run out by October. A law proposed today will only charge for citizens and residents who enter temporarily or who leave New Zealand after the regulations come into force. It will also charge critical wo...
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