New Zealand self-isolation to reduce in Omicron period

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

New Zealand will move to a new phase in its response to Omicron as case numbers of the more infectious variant of COVID-19 begin to accelerate.

From midnight Tuesday, phase 2 will take effect, attempting to minimize disruption to supply chains as the virus becomes more widespread, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a news conference Monday in Wellington. This means cases and close contacts will self-isolate for less time, and a scheme will be introduced allowing critical workers to remain in their jobs. The nation today reported nearly 1,800 cases over the weekend, up from a daily average of about 300 over the preceding seven days.

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