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Hipkins one of the first to experience 7-day iso as family member tests positive for Covid

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Mar 2022, 8:31am
Chris Hipkins. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Chris Hipkins. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Hipkins one of the first to experience 7-day iso as family member tests positive for Covid

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Mar 2022, 8:31am

Chris Hipkins will be among the first people affected by the latest shortening of Covid isolation periods. 

The Covid Response Minister is isolating after one of his children tested positive overnight. 

He received the news hours after he announced a shortening of the isolation period for Covid-19 cases and household contacts, from 10 days to seven, from midnight Friday. 

Hipkins told Mike Hosking everyone in his family will be doing their best to prevent the virus spreading within the household. 

“Our seven days of isolation now for us. I didn’t obviously know when we made that decision that I’d be one of the first first people to experience that.” 

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