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Scramble ahead for 150 home-MIQ trial

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 27 Sep 2021

Scramble ahead for 150 home-MIQ trial
Shorter periods of home isolation than the current 14 days are likely to become possible for fully vaccinated arrivals from certain countries early next year. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 27 Sep 2021
Businesses will have a fortnight from this Thursday to express interest in 150 places being opened in a pilot programme to test managed isolation and quarantine at home.Details of the much-anticipated trial will be announced on Wednesday by covid response minister Chris Hipkins.The scheme will be for people travelling between Oct 30 and Dec 8, with the last people emerging for 14 days of self-isolation by Dec 22, prime minister, Jacinda Ardern announced after cabinet decided to move ahead with the trial.The clamour from businesses, particularly...

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