New Zealand wakes up this morning to tighter Covid-19 restrictions after a family in the Nelson-Tasman region was confirmed to have the Omicron variant. Ten people have now tested positive in the family’s household, as has one flight who worked on a flight they were on between Auckland and Nelson. The family attended several large gatherings, including a wedding and funeral, and visited an amusement park and Auckland’s Sky Tower. The new rules aren’t as strict as past lockdowns, but they do limit the number of people allowed at gatherings and require widespread use of the vaccine pass. So will this be enough to deal with this highly transmissible strain of Covid? Michael Baker, professor epidemiologist at the University of Otago, joins Nathan Rarere.
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