Covid-19: PM Jacinda Ardern on Omicron and new modelling

nzherald.co.nz published this video item, entitled “Covid-19: PM Jacinda Ardern on Omicron and new modelling” – below is their description.

PM Jacinda Ardern said that although Omicron could be a milder illness for some people, the Government was expecting many more cases and that would put pressure on the health system.

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