New Zealand's Covid-19 isolation facilities under 'extreme stress', review finds squib

Country records biggest coronavirus case jump in two months after four returning travellers diagnosed

A review of New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities has found that the system is under “extreme stress” as more and more Kiwis return home. It came as four more returnees tested positive to Covid-19 in the biggest one-day jump in cases in two months.

The review found “resources required to support the managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) function have failed to keep pace with the increased volume of returnees”.

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