New Zealand closes borders to new arrivals over ‘unprecedented’ Omicron risk
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Citizens blocked from returning home after minister Chris Hipkins halts release of space in quarantine rooms, saying facilities are under ‘extreme pressure’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand has temporarily cut off the only pathway home for overseas citizens and visa holders, citing the risk of the Omicron variant.

Officials announced on Tuesday evening that new spaces in the country’s managed isolation and quarantine system (MIQ) would not be released....

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