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Chris Hipkins acknowledges difficulties of large families self isolating

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Publish Date
Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 8:05am
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Chris Hipkins acknowledges difficulties of large families self isolating

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 8:05am

Members of some Auckland households are having to isolate in campervans. 

There are also reports of households that have families of 10-plus, staying in isolation periods for up to 45 days. 

In Phase Two, the self-isolation period for cases reduces from 14 days to 10 days, and for contacts from 10 days to seven. 

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Mike Hosking he acknowledges it could be quite difficult for bigger households. 

“You’re going to have people potentially passing it from one person to the next and it could spread through that family.” 

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