"All of the evidence so far points to Omicron being the most transmissible Covid-19 variant yet and public health advice says that soon, every case that comes into MIQ (Managed Isolation and Quarantine) will be Omicron," Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told a press conference." />
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New Zealand releases plan to minimise Omicron risk

Wellington, Dec 21 (UNI/Xinhua) The New Zealand government on Tuesday announced a suite of precautionary measures to keep the Omicron variant of Covid-19 out of the community "for as long as possible."

"All of the evidence so far points to Omicron being the most transmissible Covid-19 variant yet and public health advice says that soon, every case that comes into MIQ (Managed Isolation and Quarantine) will be Omicron," Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told a press conference.
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