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Dr Bryan Betty: There’s very little spare capacity in the system at this point

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Publish Date
Tue, 24 May 2022, 5:47pm
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Dr Bryan Betty: There’s very little spare capacity in the system at this point

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 24 May 2022, 5:47pm

New Zealanders will be keeping masks on for a while yet.  

The Government's announced the country will stay at the Orange level of the Traffic Light Setting, at least another month.  

Gathering limits are long gone – but masks must still be worn in most indoor locations.  

Our Covid Response Minister says new cold and flu strains will add to the workloads of already strained hospitals.  

College of GPs medical director Bryan Betty told Heather du Plessis-Allan we're facing a complex few months ahead. 

“There’s very little spare capacity in the system at this point and that capacity could be used up very, very quickly if things were to worsen over winter.” 

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