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New Zealand Could Again Delay Border Reopening Due to Omicron

New Zealand is reviewing whether to begin a phased reopening of its border next month as it rushes to administer booster vaccination shots before the omicron variant of coronavirus takes hold in the community.

“We want to give New Zealanders time to get their boosters,” Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told reporters Wednesday in New Plymouth. “We will be moving to a self-isolation model, the question is exactly what the date is.”