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New Zealand to escalate to ‘Red Light’ settings due to local Omicron transmission

Evening Standard | 24/01/2022 11:56 AM | Click to read full article

New Zealand will move to ‘Red Light’ settings from 11.59 p.m. on Sunday due to cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant detected in the community, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced here.

 According to the Red Light settings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework, gatherings will be limited to 100 people in places where Covid-19 vaccine passports are used. Ardern confirmed that nine cases reported in the Nelson Marlborough region had the Omicron variant.