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Kerre McIvor: How on earth can you deny Kiwis the right to come home?

Author
Kerre McIvor,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 12:17pm
(Photo / Getty Images)
(Photo / Getty Images)

Kerre McIvor: How on earth can you deny Kiwis the right to come home?

Author
Kerre McIvor,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 12:17pm

The new mask mandates, the increased use of RATs and the continuing saga of MIQ . 

People who are essential workers in vaccine-mandated jobs must wear medical-grade masks.  This is where the Government is going to have to come to the party and pay for them as many of these workers are essential but low paid. They haven't got the money to be forking out on medical-grade masks, even if they could find them. 

And when it comes to MIQ, surely to goodness we're going to have to give up on MIQ and as a means of keeping New Zealanders out of their own country. If you've got Omicron circulating in the community, where is the advantage of denying New Zealanders access to their home?  I know there is still a significant group of people that think that we need to pull up the drawbridge and stay there for the next 10 years. 

There are legal challenges underway against the Government saying you simply cannot keep shutting New Zealanders out of their home for whatever reason. 

Double vaxxed, boosted and negative tests. And you've got Omicron in the community. 

How on earth can you deny New Zealand does the right to come home?